2 Ways to Calibrate Authenticity
And advice so you can DO, BE, CREATE it to impact your world
Did you know that honesty has been linked to people having less colds, less fatigue, less depression, and less anxiety? Simply put, lying takes energy and produces fear and anxiety. However, honesty is not just about telling the truth; it’s about being real with yourself and others. It’s about who you are, what you want, what you say and what you need to live your most authentic life. Honesty is an essential part of integrity. And it’s your integrity that keeps you honest. Without both, you will never be known or seen as authentic.
“Live authentically. Live your truth.
And if you love me for anything,
love me because I live mine.” – Neale Donald Walsch
Honesty and integrity stand at the cornerstone of everything I do. I have also learned this is true for the sciences. In science the meaning of honesty emerges from discussions of how research deals with data. Research shows, when presenting data, you can easily overlook things. I’ve said for years, in my practice, “Travel with the facts!” because people will either believe in your statements (take you at face value), or ask you to provide data to back up your statements. Their calibration of your authenticity will be decided by how honest you are and if they feel you are congruent in your delivery.
Authenticity Is Calibrated by Two Things
1. Speak your truths, be honest, and when you don’t know, say you don’t know!
2. To be known as a person of integrity, you must be transparent. Be real.
So, here’s my question for you: “Are you scared enough to change?” I know I have been, more than once. For things to change, for you to grow, YOU must change. Making change for the sake of change is insane, and to “just think about it”, waters it all down. Life today, one of purpose and passion, with chapters that are driven by progress, requires change and for you to be genuine in all your intentions.
Average is out, authenticity is in. And authenticity creates the creditability you need to go the distance. Travel with the facts, and when needed, be willing to dig for them. Be able to laugh at yourself and be willing to be vulnerable. Know, resolve, decide to be congruent, to be honest, and to have integrity.
So let’s keep it going, make your change for progress, and stay tuned for more!