How Can You Be True to Yourself?
Being yourself requires no other rules but to just stay whoever you are, wherever you are, and whenever it is.
If we list down things here that you should do with the purpose of aiming you to be yourself, following them wouldn’t make you yourself, but somebody we want you to be.
Just be natural. You may have limitations now, but opening your mind to further learning can help you improve yourself and may transform you into a better you.
To help you motivate yourself to be just yourself and not like other people, here are some quotations cited by famous people who were definitely themselves, too:
Be who you are and say what you feel, because those who mind don't matter and those who matter don't mind. -Dr. Seuss
He who trims himself to suit everyone will soon whittle himself away. - Raymond Hull
Always be a first-rate version of yourself, instead of a second-rate version of somebody else. - Judy Garland
We are so accustomed to disguise ourselves to others that in the end we become disguised to ourselves. - François Duc de La Rochefoucauld
Never apologize for showing feeling. When you do so, you apologize for the truth. - Benjamin Disraeli
Almost every man wastes part of his life in attempts to display qualities which he does not possess, and to gain applause which he cannot keep. - Samuel Johnson, The Rambler, 1750
If God had wanted me otherwise, He would have created me otherwise. - Johann Wolfgang von Goethe
Let the world know you as you are, not as you think you should be, because sooner or later, if you are posing, you will forget the pose, and then where are you? - Fanny Brice
No man for any considerable period can wear one face to himself and another to the multitude, without finally getting bewildered as to which may be the true. - Nathaniel Hawthorne, The Scarlet Letter
You were born an original. Don't die a copy. - John Mason
It is better to be hated for what you are than to be loved for something you are not. - Andre Gide
We all wear masks, and the time comes when we cannot remove them without removing some of our own skin. - André Berthiaume, Contretemps.