Have you ever had someone dress you up for an event, or use their clothes because yours were wet or your luggage was lost? It’s the weirdest, most uncomfortable feeling when you’re not dressed in the clothes that you identify with or that aren’t you. And you know what I’ve found in those moments? If I’m not being me, it shows; my discomfort comes through. It shines like a beacon.
It’s exactly the same way with who we are. If we’re not being true to ourselves, being ourselves, whatever or whoever that is, it shines through like a beacon. It’s hard in certain situations to just be you. A new client, a first date, meeting your to-be in-laws. If we can remember though that our true self is our best self, we can pull anything off. Bruce Barton said it best.
If you have anything really valuable to contribute to the world it will come through the expression of your own personality, that single spark of divinity that sets you off and makes you different from every other living creature.