I love this quote from Leo Buscaglia, “The easiest thing to be in the world is you. The most difficult thing to be is what other people want you to be. Don’t let them put you in that position.”

Despite this very simple truth, we run around life trying to be who we think others want or expect us to be, striving for some impossible state of approval. If you think about it, though, since almost everyone is doing this, we’re keeping ourselves from really knowing one another – and being known.

Try this: be yourself. Be authentic. You’ll find it’s really easy once you start, and I bet you’ll like who you see in the mirror!