We all have strategies for trying to win the approval of others. Sometimes they involve acting in ways that we think will impress them, even when they don’t represent who we authentically are. Sooner or later, pretending to be who we’re not gets us into trouble. It’s better to actually be the person we want to be. Not only will we forgo the struggle and stress of pretending to be someone else, we’ll attract people into our lives who are naturally moved to appreciate us as…

We really are.