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Just be Yourself..

What you will get: Reflections on just being yourself.


“Just be yourself”


That’s what people often say.


After all, how difficult can it be to just be you every day?


Yet sadly…


Many people aren’t.


They feel they have to play a role.
They feel they have to meet the expectations of others.
They feel they have to fit it.


Now don’t get me wrong…


Living a life true to your values and personality isn’t easy.
It takes time and effort.


But living a life not true to your values is much harder.


And in the long term, it fills you with bitterness and regret.


Trying to be someone you are not will always leave you feeling unfulfilled. And it will drain your energy.


And as Bronnie Ware discovered when she interviewed dying people about regret in their lives, the biggest regret of all was:


“I wish I’d had the courage to live a life true to myself, not the life others expected of me.”


When asked to explain this regret, Bronnie adds:


“This was the most common regret of all. When people realise that their life is almost over and look back clearly on it, it is easy to see how many dreams have gone unfulfilled. Most people had not honoured even a half of their dreams and had to die knowing that it was due to choices they had made, or not made. Health brings a freedom very few realise, until they no longer have it.”


So never, ever forget…


You are unique.


You have a unique personality.
You have unique values.
You are the only person on this planet with your beliefs.


There is only one true way of leading your life during this short time you spend on this planet – your way!


So rather than focusing on what you are not, why not stop and celebrate who you are.


And then…


When you are sure you are proud to be you, go share you with the rest of the world.




And remember…


It takes no energy or effortat all to just be you.


I’m off to celebrate my uniqueness and share it with the world.


How about you?


To your success







Steve Neale
“Europe’s Leading Expert on Personal and Professional Growth”


P.S. Watch this space for some very exciting news coming soon!


Psychologist, Executive Coach, EI Practitioner, Award Winning Trainer, International Author, Psychodynamic Therapist, Hypnotherapist, Mindfulness Instructor, International Speaker, Creator of the LPS, Creator of the Accredited Masters in High Performance Leadership

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