Thursday, September 24, 2015


Be You

Just Be You!

How do you show up in the world? What do I even mean by that question?

What I mean is this… When you allow the world outside of you to see you, who do they see? Are they seeing the REAL you, or do they see a version created to satisfy the standards of society? More to the point, are you being authentic?

How we show ourselves to the world should not be the sum of negative beliefs and limitations we put on ourselves, or managed to adopt along our journey in life. Yet that’s how so many people show themselves to the world. So many people openly display their negativity, discuss negative subjects, or worse… discuss their perceptions of other people. But while that may be the version they show the world, it’s not who they truly are.

Who we are is much bigger and brighter than that.

At our core, we are beings of love and light, and we are amazing. The problem is that sometimes we don't believe it. The fact that we exist at all is a gift. Each of us is a unique aspect of God/Universe/Allah, or whatever name you wish to attach – and if you think about it – it’s quite arrogant to think that we are anything less.

Seeing yourself as such is extremely important if you want to change the circumstances of your life. It is important because YOU are the only person in your life who can change those circumstances. YOU are the one who has the power. Even if you feel at the moment that everything is beyond your control, you everything necessary within you to have the life you want to live.

So who are you? Deep down inside, under all the layers of gunk that has built up over the years, who are you really? Do you know? Do you think you know? Or are you lost? There is no shame in feeling lost. We all feel lost at one time or another during the course of our lives. We all search for meaning. We all wonder if there is more to who we are than what we see in the mirror.

One giant step toward getting on your path is to understand who you are. Obviously, you are not yet to who you want to be, but do you know who you are exactly? Aside from feeling a desperate need to change your life; do you know what is motivating your change?

Many people are on a journey to live as authentically and deliberately as possible. In order to live in a manner that is compatible with one's own personal growth and ultimate direction, it is very important that we grasp the concept of self-discovery. Self-discovery is a process by which a person realizes his or her fullest potential. 

While most would like to become a self-aware person, many do not know what steps should be taken in order to begin living a life that will allow them to reach their fullest potential. 

The path to self-discovery is unique for each individual. As you grow in Self-Awareness, you will better understand why you feel what you feel, and why you behave as you behave. That understanding then gives you the opportunity, and freedom, to change those things you’d like to change and create the life you want. Without knowing who you are, self-acceptance and change become impossible.

It is our duty to shine our light out into the world in a loving way. Our purpose in life is not to play small, our purpose is to be who we are and be the best version of ourselves. Not someone else's version, but our own version.  

We need to be authentic and allow who we really are to be expressed into the world. When we step up to who we really are, then we allow others to do the same. By not stepping up into your power and showing who you are from your heart, you are actually doing a great disservice to yourself and to others.

Believe to Achieve!

Joe Vulgamore is a Life Coach and Leadership Development Specialist - as well as a Personal Development Author and Speaker. He works with people to develop life and leadership skills to sharpen their edge, perform at optimum levels, and achieve excellence. He has 30 years of leadership experience and a proven track record of helping thousands of people from over 14 countries, across 5 continents, to make life-transformations through one-to-one coaching and workshops.

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