My top 10 quotes to encourage you to be authentic

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“Authenticity” is all about being real. Genuine, not an imitation of someone else. Way to often we get along with others and conform to what everybody else is doing. Read on to learn more about the value to be authentic. May these quotes on authenticity inspire you to be true to who you are more often.

Being authentic

As a content creator and entrepreneur, I strive to be transparent and authentic in conversations that I have. That’s incredibly important to me, since I have found that super valuable in other people. Honesty creates the space and environment for people to say what they want to say, to share ideas without feeling judged and to feel free to be who you are, no matter where you are from.

During my working hours I’ve seen so many people trying to cover their mistakes, searching for words that make them look better, or to share half-truths. In every work environment it’s important to create a culture in which people feel free to admit their flaws and get the chance to correct them. I truly respect every person who is able to say he or she made a mistake, is willing to apologize, and is going to find a way to correct the behavior.

But I also have found that other people – whether partners, customers, readers etc, all immensely appreciate honesty and sincerity too. I can’t say often enough how much business, besides data and science, also comes down to more human components like trust, honesty and integrity. Good entrepreneurs and storytellers understand the importance to be authentic and transparent and act upon that.

10 quotes on authenticity

Good and inspiring quotations hide an incredible power and can move us and others to action. Here are some quotes on authenticity, to help inspire your own authenticity in your interactions with others. 

“The authentic self is soul made visible.” – Sarah Ban Breathnach

“Authenticity is a collection of choices that we have to make every day. It’s about the choice to show up and be real. The choice to be honest. The choice to let out trueselves be seen.” – Brene Brown

“You attract the right things when you have a sense of who you are.” – Amy Poehler

“When you are authentic, you create a certain energy, people want to be around you because you are unique.” – Andie MacDowell

“When you show up authentic, you create the space for others to do the same. Walk in your truth.” – Anonymous

quotes on authenticity

“The formula of happiness and success is just, being actually yourself, in the most vivid possible way you can.” – Meryl Streep

“I collect art, and I drink wine… things that I like that I had never been exposed to. But I never said, ‘I’m going to buy art to impress this crowd.’ That’s just ridiculous to me. I don’t live my life like that, because how could you be happy with yourself?”— Jay-Z

“A lot of the conflict you have in your life exists simply because you’re not living in alignment; you’re not be being true to yourself.” ― Steve Maraboli

“To be authentic, we must cultivate the courage to be imperfect — and vulnerable. We have to believe that we are fundamentally worthy of love and acceptance, just as we are. I’ve learned that there is no better way to invite more grace, gratitude and joy into our lives than by mindfully practising authenticity.” – Brené Brown

“I have already settled it for myself, so flattery and criticism go down the same drain, and I am quite free.” – Georgia O’Keefe

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