Perhaps you are fearful, frustrated, and unsure about your future, have anxiety, and feel confused, lost and unfulfilled. Perhaps you are lost and have no idea what you want to do with your life.
You want to change your life, but you do not know where to start.
Unfortunately, in our modern society, it is believed that the “right thing to do” is to get married, have children, find a steady job, earn a lot of money, have all the latest gadgets and tools, etc.
But, doing so will cause you to lose your sense of self, your close relationships and your personal goals. It will totally suck the joy out of your life.
So, you should identify who you really are to live a happy, fulfilling life. You will become truly yourself, if you try to identify your own personal truth.
If you often accommodate other people’s needs, it will lead you to just reveal what is expected of you and prevent you from differentiating your authentic self. If you do not live as a differentiated person, it will result in a sense of emptiness. If you cannot sense your own needs, you will feel alienated from yourself.
Even if you feel different whims, urges, and fleeting emotions, it does not mean that you are discovering who you truly are. You can discover who you really are, if you do not ignore your feelings. It is important to understand that by ignoring yourself and your true intentions, you are actually betraying yourself and giving up on what you value most.
Here is how to connect with your authentic self and discover your motivations, desires, values, and passions.
4 Ways to Find Your True Self and Live a Happy, Fulfilling Life:
– Identify who you really are, not who you want to be
Chances are you already know who you want to be. However, it may not be who you were meant to be; and that’s why you must identify who you truly are.
Even though there’re different points along your journey to help you find your authentic self, you should take a personality test first. While this self-evaluation is not perfect, it can help you recognize your top areas of strengths.
– Compose a list of what you genuinely love
You must compose a list of anything that you genuinely love. Deep down, you probably have something that’s important to you. So, try to identify what you get excited about, what fuels you, and what genuinely makes you feel alive. It could be yoga, teaching, dancing, creating new projects, reading, writing, doing something scary, etc. Just identify what you genuinely love.
– Compose a list of the moments that you are truly proud of and the moments you feel you were successful
You must also compose a list of the moments that you are truly proud of, and the moments you feel you were successful. When you tap into your inner strengths, you will realize your accomplishments. When you acknowledge your accomplishments, think about what made you feel successful—a set of strategies, an action, a behavior?
– Recognize what you are good at and what you aren’t good at
Finding what you are good at is the hardest step in this process. Of course, it takes error and trial to recognize what you are good at and what you aren’t good at, but you must know when it’s time to quit.
You should quit when you have invested too much energy and time in something and you are not seeing results. You do not give up when you quit correctly. You actually make room for something better. If what you do only drains you and does not make you want to do more or produce more passion, it means that it’s time to focus on something else.