“Don’t worry about being original. Just be authentic”. Elizabeth Gilbert, quote from Big Magic.
Liz went on to say that if you are authentic enough, people will think your work is original.
In a world constantly striving for innovation and novelty, it’s easy to feel the pressure to come up with something entirely new and ground breaking, all the time. Let’s step back and consider the power of authenticity.
Being authentic is about being true to yourself, embracing your unique experiences, values, and perspectives. Doing it your way. It’s expressing who you are and not trying to imitate others or be someone you are not. Instead of focusing on being original, let’s focus on being authentic.
“There is no such thing as a new idea. It is impossible. We simply take a lot of old ideas and put them into a sort of mental kaleidoscope,” Mark Twain is famous for saying.
Authenticity and Possibilities
Authenticity is a powerful asset. When you are being your true self you don’t have to remember who you are, so you can free up a lot of brain space. You build trust and establish meaningful connections with others, because you show up the same way every time.
People are drawn to authenticity because it fosters genuine relationships, encourages collaboration, and inspires others to do the same.
Embracing authenticity also allows for personal growth and self-discovery. By embracing who you truly are, you unlock your full potential and tap into your unique strengths. When you’re authentic, you’re not bound by the limitations of conformity, and you can chart your own path with confidence.
Remember, the world needs your authentic voice and contribution. Don’t worry about being original; just be yourself and embrace authenticity.
Do you need help in embracing authenticity in your life? Let’s have a chat and watch the magic unfold.