Can I just say how much I love Halloween? It’s the one time a year we get to dress up and pretend to be someone else. I love to see how creative people get with their costumes. In the spirit of the season, I couldn’t resist sharing a picture of one of the scariest costumes I’ve seen; my husband dressed up as “Creepy Mullet Guy.”
I mean seriously, this is scary. He was walking around the house the other night in this getup and literally brought our sweet two year old son Dylan to tears. He was absolutely terrified of this guy. The only thing that could get him to stop crying was for Greg to take the wig off. Can’t say I blame the kid!
In all seriousness though, as we prepare for another night of tricks and treats, I’m reminded of how easy it is for us to wear a “costume” much more often than once a year. All too often we get put into situations in life that tempt us to be something we’re not.
We can get caught up in trying to impress someone else; so much so, that before we know it we’re pretending to be something we’re really not. Ever been there?
Here’s the thing; the impact of being the most authentic version of yourself is so much more meaningful than any front you may try to put up.
In the last post, I eluded to this when I talked about making a difficult decision. I said Remember Who You Are in Your Core.
Your Core is your belief system, your moral compass. It’s where the most authentic part of you lives. It’s what you have to guide you when all else fails.
I speak on this a lot when it comes to Resilience. Often times I get asked, “How do I know who I am in my Core?” This is a great question, and one that is absolutely worth answering. A great way to start is by taking the time to define what your Core Values are.
Think about it, businesses have them, why shouldn’t we? Your core values are words that essentially describe what makes up your Core. What makes you tick, what motivates you, what defines you as a person. It may take you sitting down and spending some time brainstorming through what exactly that is, but it’s time well spent. I found a helpful resource to get you started. This website has an abundant list of words to choose from that can help you define your core.
Make the investment in yourself and take the time to know and understand who you really are in your core. Once you do, you’ll be happy you did. You’ll have a clarity and direction with where you and your life should be going.
Live Your Life Based On Your Core.
Your decisions, your actions, your words, should all be based on it. The most authentic you is the most meaningful. That is the version of you the world needs to see. Be YOU and Be AWESOME.
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