3 Benefits of How Discovering your Authentic Self can Help you Unleash your True Potential
In so many ways and areas of your Life.
So you can Live a Fulfilling, Meaningful and Happy Life.
A Life which allows you to be on Purpose, Feel Motivated and Make an Impact.
Lets explore some areas:
- It can allow you to be at peace with yourself
by not worrying, thinking and allowing external feedback to make you uncomfortable or even rob you off from your identity, that’s why I always advise my clients, friends and acquaintances to first discover yourself and then be yourself, everything else will follow.
- Gain Unshakable Confidence
the moment you stop thinking about “how you look”, “what others might think”, “they will laugh at me”, “they will make fun of me”, “I will look/sound stupid”, etc – you do 3 things: (I’m metaphorically contrasting brain with computer for ease of understanding)
- You save your brains RAM (random access memory – where it stores and processes information until the computer shuts down) which can be utilized for better and more meaningful thoughts to be processed and important decisions to be made.
- You Free up your Mental faculties which were previously constantly preoccupied by “Programs” that were really unnecessary, of no use, but you somehow either Installed them intentionally or allowed them to be installed because you didn’t think of discovering, creating and defining your own identity.
- You gain your FOCUS back which you can intentionally use to march towards your own goals and objectives.
And because you have done the above 3 things, you liberate yourself from over-thinking, freeing up mental space, and eventually being more confident.
Because you have intentionally gotten rid of false thoughts and false programming. There’s a lot more that can be written here on this topic, I leave it for some other time or place or perhaps a meaningful conversation.
- Rediscover Your Values
once you are absolutely crystal clear about who you really are, your strengths, weaknesses, limitations (or perhaps limiting beliefs) and gotten rid of bad programming, you authentically get to decide your values for all areas and roles of your life.
- An example of limiting belief could be:
“You cant get business without bribing these days”
(a belief that you hold to be true, or believe that it’s true because of the influence from sources that are external to you, including and not limited to: society, environment, friends, colleagues, family members, neighbors.)
You can either choose to accept it and carry on living your life accordingly, or pause, reflect and ponder whether it’s really true, whether it’s really what you believe to be true?
Are there other ways to get around that? How about referring back to the SOURCE? What does my source tell me about this?
Once you reach the source, you are presented with the following:
“And do not consume one another’s wealth unjustly or send it [in bribery] to the rulers in order that [they might aid] you [to] consume a portion of the wealth of the people in sin, while you know [it is unlawful].”
And lets look at what Rasool Ullah (S.A.W) tell us about bribery:
“The Messenger of Allah (S.A.W) cursed the one who offers the bribe and the one who receives it.” (Tirmidhi)
Referring back to the authentic SOURCE(s), believing in them to be true (applicable only if you believe yourself to be a true Momin), you can easily hold this to be true for yourself, make it a part of your Value System and stand Firm in your dealings. (I have not found any other way yet to really have a very strong Value system for myself.)
And if any External source (including Shaitan, society, etc) makes you have second thoughts (which I’m sure you will), may I suggest some reinforcement (from someone none other than the ALMIGHTY HIMSELF) to help you truly make it a part of your Identity:
”O you who have believed, be persistently standing firm for Allah , witnesses in justice, and do not let the hatred of a people prevent you from being just. Be just; that is nearer to righteousness. And fear Allah ; indeed, Allah is Acquainted with what you do.”
There certainly are a lot more benefits once you decide to discover your Authentic Self.
For now, I leave you with the 3 to ponder upon and think for yourself how else you can benefit from the journey.
P.S. You can use the same process for any and all of the aspects of your Life for building your Value system which will enable you to truly unleash your potential. If you’ve made it this far, I invite you to like, comment and share this article.
(note: I’ve used the case of Bribery as an example, for explicit details on bribery, I advise you to refer to Quran, Hadith, Tafseer, a Person of Knowledge, a Mufti if you want to dive into more specifics.)