Every time I read advice about how to be a great <insert whatever here> they say to be your authentic self.
- Be a great leader – be your authentic self.
- Find core readers – be your authentic self.
- Cure halitosis – be your authentic self.
You get the idea.
My issue is that they don’t really mean be who you are, they mean show the bits of yourself that re-enforces whatever image you are trying to portray.
I know I’m an introvert, pun and fantasy-loving, nerd. I never figured out the image thing, so in an effort to be my authentic self I’m going to crack a joke.
I’m Not Procrastinating I’m Doing Side Quests.
I’m totally getting that on a t-shirt.