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  Knowing yourself is one of the greatest ways you can improve your mindset about life in general. When you know who you are, you gain more self-confidence, you accept your flaws, and appreciate your strengths. It also enables you to inspire confidence in others and be less judgmental.
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If you feel you lack an understanding of who you truly and want to embrace a more authentic lifestyle, these quotes will inspire a mindset of self-understanding and authenticity in you.
  1. The more you know yourself, the more patience you have for what you see in others. – Erik Erikson
  2. Until you make peace with who you are, you’ll never be content with what you have. – Doris Mortman
  3. To find yourself, think for yourself. – Socrates
  4. The only journey is the journey within. – Rainer Maria Rilke
  5. I can’t change the direction of the wind, but I can adjust my sails to always reach my destination. – Jimmy Dean
  6. To thine own self be true.- Shakespeare
  7. Honesty and transparency make you vulnerable. Be honest and transparent anyway. — Mother Theresa
  8. No one man can, for any considerable time, wear one face to himself, and another to the multitude, without finally getting bewildered as to which is the true one. – Nathaniel Hawthorne
  9. The privilege of a lifetime is to become who you truly are. – Carl Jung
  10. The self is not something ready-made, but something in continuous formation through choice of action. – John Dewey

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  1. Self-discovery is the secret ingredient that fuels daring. – Grace Lichtenstein.
  2. Don’t get discouraged with your skin when it doesn’t do what you want it to do… Give it some time. That’s the only way to get to know yourself
  3. I learned to be with myself rather than avoiding myself with limiting habits; I started to be aware of my feelings more, rather than numb them. — Judith Wright
  4. We have to dare to be ourselves, however frightening or strange that self may prove to be. –May Sarton
  5. Because true belonging only happens when we present our authentic, imperfect selves to the world, our sense of belonging can never be greater than our level of self-acceptance. – Bren Brown
  6. 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 our true selves be seen. — Bren Brown
  7. Don’t be confused between what people say you are and who you know you are – Oprah Winfrey
  8. Finding your passion isn’t just about careers and money. Its about finding your authentic self. The one you’ve buried beneath other people’s needs. — Kristen Hannah
  9. It takes courage to grow up and become who you really are – E.E. Cummings
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This article was first published on 8th November 2021


My name is Samuel Okoruwa. I am an ardent researcher, reading is life and writing is fun.

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