“We have overstretched our personal boundaries and forgotten that true happiness comes from living an authentic life fueled with a sense of purpose and balance.” – Dr. Kathleen Hall
To live an authentic life means that you take responsibility for your choices and your life as well as for living your dreams. It means you are in control of your life. Although many of us are living our dreams and understand the importance of this, unfortunately we are not in control of our lives. Having true control of your life means you make the decisions that are best for you, your circumstances and those around you. So many times I hear my clients complaining about their bosses that made them work on the weekend and even though they promised their daughter they would be at their birthday party they had to miss it. Here’s the problem, instead of being mad at their boss the person they should really be mad at is themselves. Why? Because, they are not taking responsibility for themselves and have given up control of their life. They are not living an authentic life.
When you live without true authenticity in your life, you run the risk of becoming overworked, overstressed and it will definitely affect every aspect of your life, both personal and professional. Today I urge you to take a close look and ask yourself if you are living authentically. Do you have control of your life or are you allowing someone else to have that control?