Authenticity comes from self-awareness. This involves understanding your personality and the things that bring you greatest satisfaction. When you are authentic, you are being yourself and when you live an authentic life, you are more content.
Some work environments have a culture where you may feel pressured to shift your personality. This robs you of energy and is difficult to sustain.
Here are 4 reasons to be authentic in your life and career, even when the work environment applies pressure that doesn’t feel like appreciation for who you are.
You are unique
With billions of people on this planet, not one person has the exact same personality. You possess skills that are unique and your own that make you special. You can cultivate this into your personal brand and develop a reputation that stands out in a positive way.
Authenticity is admired
You can sense when someone is being phony. Those around you will trust and respect you for standing by your values and convictions.
Being yourself is rewarding
When you are the same person at home and work, you are consistent all the time. This way of living eliminates stress. You aren’t pretending to be someone else and this leads to a rewarding life.
You feel peaceful
In the midst of constant change at work and in life, the one constant is your authenticity. This allows for greater simplicity and peace where you can make better decisions and live in self-acceptance.
Notice if you feel unappreciated where you work. Then consider the benefits of leading an authentic life. Work where you are free to be yourself, otherwise, you will feel pressure to live as an imposter.