Living an authentic life is no easy feat. We live in a world that will constantly pull you in different directions. To live a life that is true to you requires you to be mindful of some critical areas in your life.
First, It is crucial to surround yourself with trusted allies who will support you! Life has enough challenges on its own, you don’t need people in your life who will add to it! If they are not implicitly for you then you don’t need them in your life! Second, it’s hard for good people to make tough decisions, especially when those decisions affect those they love negatively. Wise people know it is always better to deal with issues as they come up rather than letting them fester. If someone is truly on your team, they may be hurt and upset initially, but eventually, when they realize that you have made the best decision for you, they will come around. Finally, kindness does not equal weakness. You can be a good person, kind, loving and still stand your ground. You can be both kind AND firm in your beliefs. One does not negate the other! You are the King/Queen of your life. Living authentically means incorporating all three of these principles in your life!