Representation - Are You Truly Representing You?
What do we look like to others? How do we come across as a person? Without the details and definitions of who we are... when we speak, introduce ourselves, what impression do others have about us?
People have their own interpretation of who we are and who we will be to them before they really know much about us. We introduce ourselves, maybe tell them a bit about our profession, we may even tell them about our family and marital status, but they've already sized us up.
We've fallen into representing our best version of who they may want us to be both personally and professionally. We doctor our social media sites, we put on the "best us" when introducing ourselves to new friends or dates, that best foot forward is present. We include all our accolades, accomplishments, and reviews when seeking professional status. We clean up well... Are we truly representing who we are? When the make-up fades, and the achievements become your distant past, you can't become the expectations of another's vision of you, the true you is revealed. This is what becomes the problem.
We've held on to what was... maybe for a moment, maybe because of the moment. But when our representation is set to please what others expect it fades. We can't hold on to the idea of who others expect or want us to be. It has to be you, about you, for you. You are who you are and if you follow your dreams and visions, you will become all you desire to be.
Our truth, our representation sees us each day in the mirror. If we speak the truth to the reflection we see each day, we can feel who we are. Igniting yourself with the truth of who you are can change the perception. People notice your presentation of self.
Our truth, our representation sees us each day in the mirror. If we speak the truth to the reflection we see each day, we can feel who we are. We want to be respected as who we are, we want positive relationships, we want success personally and professionally. We don't want to be turned away, turned down, or turned out based on one's perception of us. It's all connected.
Work or play, family, friends, or business acquaintances are you truly representing you?