Be True To Yourself

It’s time for some heart to heart, no fluff, no sugar-coating…just simple truth. Ready? Many have been cheering you on, and perhaps some have been keeping things from you for fear of hurting you. I’m here to tell you that it is TIME!! What time?

Time to be true to yourself and to others.

If you are trying to succeed in your life and who isn’t right? It is essential to be true and ultimately be REAL! All too often folks will hide behind a mask, a facade of sorts and don’t realize that they are merely hurting themselves and those around them.’s time to Get Real…in order to be the person you want to must first accept who you are now. Once that is done, then and only then can you begin to share what you are good at. Perhaps you are a good listener or a good writer; don’t waste your talents. Instead of sitting and dreaming and saying ‘ what if’? Get up and do something about it. Stop playing the blame game and fess up; do something about it. 

One of my mentors shared this analogy that truly hit home with me. He said, if you want to be something bigger than what you are right now…go look for those that are living your dreams and follow them. He put it this way: If you want to be a Lexus, then hang out with the Lexus group … if you want to be a Toyota, then hang with them.

Yes, a man with a car metaphor but it works, I understood. If you want to succeed in your business, stop listening to advise from those who are not succeeding. Instead, make the effort and follow the ones who are succeeding. Learn from them. I would much rather learn from their mistakes and how to do things correctly, then making the mistakes on my own and simply spinning my wheels.

It’s time to be true to yourself. Determine what you want. Don’t listen to others and what they think may be best for you. Truly determine what will make you happy and go out and do it!

Stay positive and don’t give into the adversities that will come your way.

Adversities will definitely come your way, but that is just a test. If you pass the test, you will continue to move forward. Remember you can not possibly do it alone. Find a mentor, a friend, someone who succeeding in the way you want to succeed. It’s important to find folks that understand you and your desires and can guide you to your ultimate goal.

Don’t be fooled by the ones who may or seem to have your best interest in mind, while they string you along and take your hard earned money. That is not what I mean at all! Believe me, there are folks out there that are succeeding in their lives. There are folks that are doing well at every level.

  • Determine what level you want to be on and find those individuals.
  • Ask questions and be prepared to do the work.

Nothing in life is easy or free. Yes, I said it…nothing in life is easy or free. However, the trials and journeys that take the longest, that make you think and sweat and keep you up at night are truly worth it.

The energy that you get when you are doing something that you love and see the results is truly amazing! 

So, what must you do? Be true to yourself and those around you. Especially to those around you, because although you may think you are fooling them — you aren’t. It’s time…don’t wait any longer, for time will continue to pass. Will you go with it or simply sit and watch it go by? It’s time to make a change, for not only for your sake, but for the sake of your family, your loved ones, your business associates…what are you waiting for?

Don’t live your fantasy — while others are living your dreams!

About Dr. Daisy Sutherland (816 Posts)

Dr. Daisy Sutherland is a doctor, author, speaker, healthy living brand ambassador, wife & mom to 5 children. Dr. Daisy's mission is to ~ Help Busy Moms and Families achieve Happier and Healthier Lifestyles.

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  1. 1
    denny hagel says:

    Excellent article! Important for parents to remember we cannot give and pass on what we do not have…joy, happiness, peace of mind…all things we lack when we neglect self-care!

  2. 2

    Great advice Daisy,. Too many of us waste time trying to be what we are not. Let’s focus on being ourselves and let the light shine through.

  3. 3
    Aurelia says:

    This is so timely for me right now!! Great post Dr. Mommy!!

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    Donna Vail says:

    Yes very timely and well put article. Theres so many options available to us, we have to be extremely focused otherwise time gets by and you’re still wishing. I think getting clear and continuously narrowing this focus is key for success in anything. The more we practice this ourselves, the more our children can do this as well.

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      Dr. Mommy says:

      So true Donna…we are to be the ultimate role models to our children but unless we are true to ourselves it will be much more difficult …

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