You have been working on yourself forever! How do you KNOW when the true and authentic you is the one people see?
The moment that you can walk your walk and talk your talk all the while understanding that some people might not believe in you, they might not be content with you and they might not accept you.
That moment of realization is proof you are being the true you.
The moment you realize that it's ok for people to be this way. They require it for their own learning in life. You require it so that you are able to acknowledge that all the opinions and thoughts of others are about where they are in the understanding of things as well as where they are in the understanding of WHO you are.
The proof here is that you REALIZE and embrace the fact that there is no need for you to take it to heart and be offended.
The moment YOU truly believe in yourself and are wholly your self will be the same moment that you realize another person's negative opinion of you or negative suggestion to you no longer offends you.
This is evidence that you are being who you truly are.
Until the above happens you are not really being your true self out there in the world.
I say this because your true self would love YOU so much that the outside negativity would not get in. Until you love yourself THAT much, you still need to search and sculpt yourself into that authentic person you already are. You just need to chisel off the dust and layers that have covered you over time.
Like the great sculptor Michelangelo said: "Every block of stone has a statue inside it and it is the task of the sculptor to discover it." So be your own sculptor and seek to discover and reveal the incredible statue inside. That statue IS you, your TRUE you.
Keep in mind the authentic you is REAL!
You ought not wait until you reach an impossible perfection. You ought to seek self acceptance that wherever you are in your own understanding of yourself and the world YOU live in is perfect.
Walk the walk imperfectly perfect, show yourself at every growth stage and know that you are absolutely magnificent where ever you are. Just keep moving forward.💕
I have an insatiable desire to help people stop their own suffering. I hope I have helped you in some small way🌷
~with love, Julie