To be true to yourself means to act in accordance with who you are and what you believe.

If you know and love yourself you will find it effortless to be true to yourself.

Just as you cannot love anyone else until you love yourself, you cannot be true to anyone else until you are true to yourself. Begin by not being afraid to be who you are!

As difficult as it may seem at first, have the courage to accept yourself as you really are, not as as someone else thinks you should be. Do not take action or pretend to be someone else for the sake of gaining acceptance.

Many young people believe that when they do things to please their peers, such as drink when they shouldn’t, or behave and party in inappropriate ways, they will be popular and liked. They go against the advice of their parents or their own common sense only to find themselves in trouble and not accomplishing what they set out to do.

When you do things that are not genuine or a reflection of the real you, you will not be happy with yourself and will end up confused. You’ll be confused because you won’t know whom to please, or how.

Self-respect comes from being true to who you really are and from acting in accordance with your fundamental nature.

When you respect yourself, others will respect you. They will sense that you are strong and capable of standing up for yourself and your beliefs.

When you are true to yourself, you allow your individuality and uniqueness to shine through. You respect the opinions of others but do not conform to stereotypes or their expectations of you.

To be true to yourself takes courage. It requires you to be introspective, sincere, open-minded and fair. It does not mean that you are inconsiderate or disrespectful of others. It means that you will not let others define you or make decisions for you that you should make for yourself.

Be true to the very best that is in you and live your life consistent with your highest values and aspirations. Those who are most successful in life have dared to creatively express themselves and in turn, broaden the experiences and perspectives of everyone else.

Tips On Being True to Yourself

  • Be who you are, be your genuine self
  • Follow your own value system and common sense
  • Listen to the advice of others, but make up your own mind
  • Recognize, appreciate, and develop your unique talents
  • Stand up for what you believe in and you will gain respect
  • Know that being ‘different’ is a gift
  • Understand that you are enriching others by being yourself




“The two most important days in your life are the day you are born and the day you find out why” – Mark Twain

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It sounds when you step with momentum, when you clap with enthusiasm and when you breathe deeply If it is not heard, if you step, clap and breathe without being heard, that means you’re not doing it with enough desire. It’s not about drawing attention, or saying here I am, it is about recovering an enthusiasm that you can not or don’t want to hide, and then share and spread it


One day you stepped and stumbled, and not satisfied with that, you kept walking without changing the course while they advised you to turn aside… and you were wrong. All saw it except you. That was, is and will always be the problem of human being who does not learn from somebody else, who has to fail for himself to be aware of the errors and make amends. But you had enough courage to shake off and keep going, lamenting yourself just a moment – which is also necessary – and promising yourself to not do it again, but knowing that you can fall back just around the corner: will and realism in equal parts… When you regain the path, holding your head high, with solid steps, go ahead and decisively, ultimately be seen and heard when you are coming.


One day you applauded reluctantly, because everyone did, without believing in what you, somehow, showed admiration. You were surrounded by people who did not repress their enthusiasm and thought for a moment that you shared it, but your palms were part of a whole and rightly were unnoticed… Don’t let you get carried away, don’t ride on any train by what we have heard so many times that they only stop once, believe me that sometimes it is better to not stop at your station, even desirable that they just speed up in that moment. Don’t join the “anything worths” because it is simply one of the most false statements I’ve ever heard. Be selective because people will be with you, calibrate if compensates you to be one way or another, to be here or there, with this or with that… and clap loudly when the occasion merits, when they leave you without words, when you thrill about something or someone, but never by inertia.


One day you breathed without passion, without thanking for being alive one more day, without having in mind that twenty-four hours ahead represent a new opportunity, to correct what you did wrong yesterday and focus yourself on where you want to be tomorrow. You breathed with difficulty because you worried too much and gave more importance to what did not come than to your small successes, you cared about own and external problems and were unable to think beyond. But there is no evil that lasts a hundred years, you knew to take fresh air and recover the pulse and while there is pulse, there is hope, don’t forget it.


After all, it might be good to make some noise and your footsteps to be heard, your palms and your breath… These are signals of enthusiasm, joy and excitement in equal parts, almost nothing.

“In our society, Marcus, the most admired men are those who build bridges, skycrapers, and empires. But in reality, the proudest and most admirable are those who manage to build love. Because there is no greater or more difficult undertaking.” – “The Truth about the Harry Quebert Affair” (Novel by Joël Dicker, 2012)


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“Happiness is not about filling our lives with years, but filling years with life” – Jesús Sánchez Martos

It is said that when an anthropologist from the Belgian colonial government arrived to Congo in the early twentieth century and found a pygmies tribe, seeing them so tiny, naked and joyful, he asked them if they felt happy men. Pygmies were not able to answer. The word happiness was not in their vocabulary. They did not need it. Pretending a consensus around the word happiness is impossible. Each one has its own definition and no dictionary seems to encompass it.

There are those who say that happiness is an invention of our culture and those who consider it an unattainable utopia, but necessary to make us walk. Happiness is the way“, they say. There are those for whom only exist happy moments and those for whom it can become a permanent state; those who say that we are happy and those who say that we feel happy. There is the continuing desire of the Occident and the moderation of the Orient; those who seek happiness in power, money and possessions and those who try reducing cravings to a minimum; those who seek it on Earth and those who reserve it for heaven. There are the scientists who dare to launch a formula (H=E(M+B+P)/R+C), those who talk about a happiness gene and those who say that the only thing we can talk about is welfare or satisfaction. There are those who believe that happiness is loving someone else and those who believe it is loving himself, and those who think that you have to love yourself to love someone. There are those who try to sell it and those who try to buy it, those who sing it, those who write it and even those who flee from it. There are those like Santa Teresa who confess that their greatest sin was willing to be happy and those like Borges who say that not having been happy is the worst of the sins.

“I want to have things to tell. When I leave the world, I want to feel I’ve been here“.

Among so much definition and contrast I suspect that perhaps the pursuit of happiness is the wrong question. Therefore, and having the risk of being wrong, let me say this: I did not come here to be happy or not happy, I came here to live.

I came here to look into the eyes of life and to accept that, between it and I, everything will never go all right. That while it is full of happiness, illusions and surprises, it is also full of trouble, fears and disappointments. I have come to accept the challenge of taking everything: kisses and hits, beginnings and endings, triumphs and failures. I do not want a life of small pieces and cut, I want it “full equiped”, because I prefer a real pain than a false joy. I want a story with its plot, its intrigue and its outcomes, its desires, its “I did it” and its “I almost got it”. When I leave the world, I want to feel that I’ve been here.

I want to have things to tell. I want wars, achievements, friendships, travels and adventures. I want to learn the peace of a straight and paved road, but also the adrenaline of curves. And if someone prefers to stay in a rock of Nepal meditating, calming his soul, controlling his desires and thus achieving the highest levels of happiness, it seems well to me, but I do not want that life for me. I do not want a calm life, without suffering, without impotence and without frustration. I repeat: I do want it “full equiped”.

To be honest, after so many definitions of happiness, I do not know if it is momentary or sustained, but what I do know is I do not want – though exists – an orgasm of a whole life. “The uninterrupted happiness is boring, it must have alternatives,” said Molière. I want to go out, get handsome, find it, play with it, conquer us, eat each other, challenge us and then, for a few seconds (and just for a few seconds), reach the orgasm. Because there are things that even though they only last a while and they appear to then disappear, they can in their fugacity justify a whole life.

“I didn’t came to be perfect, I came to be real”.

I do not want to live trying to control everything. I did not come here to tell the Earth how it should rotate, I came here to lie down on its chest and rotate with it. I neither have come to live safe, to win or to hit, but to dare, to play and to choose. I want dead that child that when he’s hungry, he gets boob, and if he does not get it, cries. I want to live life with the rules of life, where sometimes you win and other times you learn. I want to banish from my vocabulary the words require, judge and expect, and I want that, instead, the words accept, appreciate and love stay highlighted.

I came here to love you as you are and that you love me as I am, and maybe that does not make the moment happier, or does not make it more perfect, but I neither came here to be perfect, I’ve come to be real. And if in the attempt to live stories, squeeze every moment and try to embrace an authentic life, I leave shreds of happiness, I accept the deal with honor, since we must not forget that in the human desire to live happy, happy is just the family name of its protagonist action: to live. So, as perfectly summarizes the name of this social movement: GO and LIVE!


“I want you to get swept away out there. I want you to levitate, I want you to sing with rapture and dance like a dervish. Be deliriously happy, or at least leave yourself open to be.

I know it’s a cornball thing. But love is passion, obsession, someone you can’t live without. I say, fall head over heels. Find someone you can love like crazy and who will love you the same way back. How do you find him? Well, you forget your head, and you listen to your heart. And I’m not hearing any heart.

‘Cause the truth is, honey, there’s no sense living your life without this. To make the journey and not fall deeply in love, well, you haven’t lived a life at all.

But you have to try, ‘cause if you haven’t tried, you haven’t lived. Stay open. Who knows? Lightning could strike.”

“Meet Joe Black” (1998 / Brad Pitt, Anthony Hopkins)

“Some people hear their own inner voices with great clearness, and they live by what they hear. Such people become crazy or they become legends ~ “Legends of the Fall” Intro (1994 – Brad Pitt, Anthony Hopkins)