I love David Goggins! If you don’t know who he is, look him up. I follow him on Instagram because I find him so motivational.
This speech right here is pretty spot on. If you are living a life where you are trying so hard to impress others, you will never be happy because you won’t be free. What you will be however, is inauthentic and a prisoner of your own making, where you are so busy trying to impress others, you lose yourself.
I’m an actor, but choose to be one because it’s fun and the up side is I get paid to do so. But I can’t imagine being one every single day of my life because I am too afraid people won’t like the real me. Spoiler alert: I don’t care who likes me or who doesn’t and it works.
I cannot even imagine how exhausting it must be to pretend to be something you aren’t all the time. How do you even keep track of all of those personalities?
Life is meant to be lived but in order to live, you have to be willing to be authentic and for some people, that seems impossible because it requires them to do the work.
My advice for if you care too much, is to stop caring a little less and start living. It’s never too late to be the real you! And who knows…you might even be more likable.