Perhaps you are feeling tired, empty or depressed because you are draining energy as you push your inner desires away.
Maybe you thought that pleasing others… parents, teachers, bosses and spouses was the way to be. Maybe you played by other people’s rules.
Just as the world around you is changing and evolving, so are you.
You now want to travel to new places. You want to stop doing what others want you to do. You want to stop struggling and straining. You want to become more competent, independent – and able to meet our your own needs.
You no longer want to chase someone else’s dream; you want to live your own dreams, you want to come to grips with the idea of being our own person. You want to start living an authentic life, a life you were meant to live.
But living an authentic life requires the courage to face personal truth.
That truth might be how you really feel about yourself, what fears are blocking your success, which habits are preserving the life you have, or what dreams you have suppressed.
The universe will challenge you and sometimes you will try to dance as fast as you can, trying to distract yourself from the inner work that needs to be done. Denying your inner truth is like trying to keep the lid on a pressure cooker that has built up too much steam.
If you know in your heart that you’re not using your most precious gifts or pursuing your dreams, you will not feel passion for the path that you are on. You will find life unbearable.
To find this authentic life, you must find it in yourself.
How do you do that? You must tune into your inner wisdom.
Ask yourself the question “What is important to me?” and then listen to your inner voice, and trust what you hear.
Value your mind, the power of consciousness and clear thought, because your inner voice will quietly guide you within to a clear path that resonates for you – it will lead you to live a life, that is aligned with your purpose.
This pathway will reflect what you believe, how you feel, and what you know.
Living authentically is being committed to the truth of who you are.
It is setting the intention to walk with your purpose more fully and gratefully.
This work is a lifetime process, but in each moment, we have a choice.
What choices will you make to live authentically today?
Of Lolly’s many awards and accolades, Lolly was designated a Top-50 Leadership and Management Expert by Inc. magazine. Huffington Post honored Lolly with the title of The Most Inspiring Woman in the World. Her writing has appeared in HBR, Inc.com, Fast Company (Ask The Expert), Huffington Post, and Psychology Today, and others. Her newest book, The Leadership Gap: What Gets Between You and Your Greatness has become a national bestseller.