Life can be hard. We might not be on the path we thought we would be on. We might have a myriad problems. As we navigate through life's curved paths, we change. But in order to be true to oneself, we need some essential principles on which we will never compromise.
Here are three things which you MUST hold on to, no matter what.
Your word : My grandfather taught me this--that if you give your word, no matter what happens, you keep it up. It was a maxim he lived by and valued. Since it was inculcated in me at an early age, I always keep my word. Even when it is hard to do so, I go the extra mile. It is who I am. I wasn't doing t for others. I was doing it for myself. But over the years, I have noticed how much others value it too, and see me as trustworthy. That's invaluable.
Your appearance: It is extremely important to be well-groomed. You don't have to have tonnes of money to be smartly dressed. I am a person who is not brand conscious at all. What I am concerned about it the fit and style. If you haven't yet heard Satsia Stavasuk's ted x talk, you MUST watch it. It could change your life! (click on the highlighted words)
Your sincerity: For me, being genuine is everything. I can't stand pretentious and fake people. A lot of people pretend to be someone they are not. They also say things they do not mean. I suspect they do this as they feel inadequate to reveal their true selves, or perhaps they want to be liked. I can't relate to such people. For me, being your authentic self is integral to me core.
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