Dec 16, 2020
Are you truly happy? Are you authentically happy?
It is said that to be happy you need to be authentic, you have to be real, you have to be honest, you have to be you. But how can you do this? How can you be authentically happy?
Pretending to be someone I am not and wearing a mask to please other people was something I experienced myself. I honestly did this. I went through this. I struggled with my own authenticity.
I tried to be someone I was not. I was wearing a mask. I was pretending to be happy. And I was losing myself trying to please other people. This was slowly eating me. It was eating my soul and my happiness. Those were my dark days.
What I realized is that pretending to be a person you are not is the surest and fastest way to becoming unhappy.
So I asked myself, “who am I pretending to be? Am I doing what I love?”
There was no happiness pretending to be someone I am not? There was no peace, no contentment. I didn't love what I was doing and I didn’t like what I was feeling. It was just sadness and emptiness. I was trying hard to please people who didn’t truly matter. I was a fake, and I was empty. I was losing myself and my voice. I was forgetting my own value.
If you are experiencing this right now, it is time to stop. Stop pretending to be someone you are not just to please other people. Stop faking, stop devaluing yourself, stop depreciating your self worth. Because in the end when everything is settled and done what other people think doesn’t matter. What only matters is what you think of yourself.
You will never be happy pretending someone you are not. This is a truth no one can deny. Value yourself, love yourself, respect yourself, let them know and hear who you truly are. This is what you should do to be truly happy.
Your self worth and self value is more Important than any person's opinion. Speak and let them hear your voice. Remove your mask and let them hear the real you. You have a powerful voice inside of you. A voice that can influence and inspire people around you. So stop pleasing them. Be yourself, love yourself, speak up. Never let others shut you down, because the opinion that only matters is your opinion of yourself and no one else.