There are a couple of motivational questions that are circulating Facebook: one is “If you could talk to your younger self, what advice would you give” and the other “If you had to write a letter to your future self, what would you put in it?”.
I’d like to propose a third: if your future self wrote a letter to you or gave you advice, what would it be?
Few people really consider these questions but I urge you to sit down and write a page in response to each question. Then go through what you’ve written and cross out anything that sounds even remotely like bitching.
Re-write the pages so there’s no whining or bravado in them. Do that and you’ll get a glimpse of what’s it like to be totally authentic with yourself.
And if you want to get really serious about getting to know the real you, take the Get To Know Your Authentic Self online workshop.