We all know the literal meaning, not necessarily do we know what it actually means for someone to be, for someone to feel authentic. You know that good old advice people give you when you’re starting out to network, ‘Be yourself’, that’s it. That’s all it means… to be authentic, to have authenticity in your approaches towards things you do for yourself/others, your thoughts, your actions, your words, how credible you are really?!
Another essential part is; how comfortable you are in your skin? Now you might be thinking what does it have to do with being authentic, here’s my view behind calling it an essential part, how comfortable you feel in your skin drives all your thoughts and actions, and your thoughts and actions are majorly the two virtues that make the difference between credible individuals and the ones deceiving others. The more you know yourself, the more you’re comfortable with who you are ,i.e., comfortable in your skin(And bones too 😉 ), all the more authentic and virtuous you’re going to be.
Bottomline; learn yourself, embrace it, let it spread(only if it’s positive though, don’t bring in an apocalypse of negativity lol, otherwise I’d have to call you Darth Vader. XD ). Adios.. for now! B-)