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It's never too late to be who you might have been - George Elliot

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When someone asks who are you what is your answer?

“I’m a nurse” 
"I'm a lawyer" 
“I’m a wife”
“I’m a business owner”
“I’m a mother of two”
“I’m from New York”

Often the answer is not who you are, but what you do, what your social station is, or how you see your function in life. Most of us can't answer who we really are, because we don't know.

The authentic self is ‘the you’ that can be found at your absolute core. It is the part of you not defined by your job, function or role. It is the composite of all your skills, talents and wisdom. It is all of the things that are uniquely yours and need expression, rather than what you believe you are supposed to be and do.

So the question is, are you living a life that is more in tune with your "authentic" self, who you were created to be,- or your "fictional" self, who the world has told you to be?

When you're not living faithfully to your authentic self, you find yourself feeling incomplete, as if there is a hole in your soul. You may have found that it's easier to fill the roles your family and friends expect of you, rather than becoming who you really want to be. Living this way drains you of the critical life energy you need to pursue the things you truly value.

When you live a life that has you ignoring your true gifts and talents, while performing assigned or inherited roles instead, you are not living up to your true potential. The fictional self sends you false information about who you are and what you should be doing with your life. It blocks the information you need in order to maintain the connection with your authentic identity. Relying on information from the fictional self means you're putting your trust in a broken compass.

If you are ready to uncover your authentic self, so you can stop living a compromised existence and become the person you are capable of becoming, this chapter is for you.

The seven jumpstarting steps at the end of chapter 3 in Igniting Your True Purpose and Passion will allow you to take action and focus on rediscovering your authentic self to become the person you are capable of becoming.


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