6 Quotes To Remind You Why Being True To Yourself Is So Important

bruce lee quote be yourself
This beautiful life quote is from Bruce Lee.

Being true to yourself is so important in life.

The universe creates one you. One and only one (like Chesney Hawks).

If you are not true to yourself, you are robbing the universe of a unique individual.

And yet billions of people to continue to live like clones.

Time for the world to wake up to the importance of individuality.

These 6 quotes perfectly express why it matters so darned much that you be you.



1. This quote by  Buddha

The only real failure in life is not to be true to the best one knows. (Buddha quote) Click To Tweet

Why it matters: Because when you’re true to yourself you live by your own morals

We instinctively know right from wrong. But society tries to convince us otherwise.

When you live true to yourself, you go by your own definition of right and wrong, not by society’s.

It is not right for 1% of the people to have 90% of the wealth.

And it isn’t right for some to throw food away while others starve.

We know these things instinctively, even though society tries to convince us otherwise.

As enlightened people we must fight to hold on to what we deep down know to be true, our inner wisdom.

We must do our part to fight the wrongs and to heal the world. And the only way to do that is by having conviction in your morals and in your standards.

How to do it: Discover your true self. Ask some hard hitting self-reflection questions. Then you will discover what matters to you.


2. This Johann Von Goethe Quote

If God had wanted me otherwise, He would have created me otherwise. (Johann von Goethe quote) Click To Tweet 

Why it matters: Because being true to yourself is the only way to live your destiny

Enlightened minds know that we are the way we are for a reason.

You are the one and only you there will ever be. And if you do not live true to yourself, if you dont do you, you will deprive the world of a person, an entity, that it will never see again.

It’s important to be true to yourself because your true self is the way nature / God intended you to be.

How to do it: Connect to your higher self. Meditate on the divine, and realise that you were born out of something far more powerful than society. You are a reflection of the true power in the universe.

If you are a Christian you can practice biblical meditation. Then you will know that you are a reflection of God.




3. This Anne Morror Linbergh Quote

The most exhausting thing in life is being insincere. (Anne Morrow Lindbergh quote) Click To Tweet

Why it matters: Cause you’re killing yourself by being false

Most people try way too hard to be like everyone else. They strive to “keep up with the Joneses”. But whatever made the Joneses so great in the first place?

Why keep up with someone other than yourself?

If you’re going to “keep up” with anyone, keep up with yourself. Keep up with your own purpose and your own passion. Otherwise you’re wasting your energy heading in the wrong direction. Enlightened minds don’t worry about keeping up with the Joneses.

How to do it: Look inside yourself and ask: Who are you trying to emulate? Most people try to emulate some person or other (often a parent or sibling).  And a lot of the time it comes down to plain old social pressure.


4. This Nietzsche Quote

At bottom every man knows well enough that he is a unique being, only once on this earth; and by no extraordinary chance will such a marvelously picturesque piece of diversity in unity as he is, ever be put together a second time.… Click To Tweet

 Why It Matters: Because when you do you, you’re beautiful 

Enlightened people recognise the beauty in all things, in people, in the world, in nature, and, importantly, they also recognise the beauty in themselves.

You were created as a  unique and beautiful individual.

Recognise your beauty.

Not only is this a source of great positivity, it’s also a powerful reminder of why it’s so important to be true to yourself always.

 How to do it: Be loving to yourself. Recognise your own beauty and your own need for love and compassion. My guide to self worth will help big time.



5. This D.H Lawrence Quote

No creature is fully itself till it is, like the dandelion, opened in the bloom of pure relationship to the sun, the entire living cosmos. (D.H. Lawrence quote) Click To Tweet 

Why it matters: Because to be true to yourself you have to find your true energy

To be your true self you first have to discover what your true self is.

Many people have the wrong impression of themselves. They believe they are the person that their family, friends, and society has told them they are. This is a false self. Your true self reside on a deeper level.

The only way you will ever be true to yourself it to realise who you truly are, deep down.

How to do it:   Let go. Let go of everything that is stopping you being yourself. Bad relationships. A dead-end job you work at 40 hours a week even though you hate it. Those material possessions that you cling to because you think they define you. Let that stuff go. Release it back into the universe.

One of the life lessons meditation teaches us is that when we let go, we become our true selves.

When you let go of everything you are not, the only thing left is the real you, the true you, the person you were born to be, the person it is your destiny to become. You.




6. This Bruce Lee Quote

Always be yourself, express yourself, have faith in yourself, do not go out and look for a successful personality and duplicate it. (Bruce Lee quote) Click To Tweet

Why it matters: Because the only way to be true to yourself is to look within, not without.

Many people know that they want success. They want a good life, and so they look for other people who have led such lives.

What the hell would the wold be like if the likes of Martin Luther King, Gandhi, Buddha, Jesus, Lao Tzu and others had simply imitated someone else?

The world would never have been as it is today.

They are shining examples of why it is so important to be true to yourself.

Don’t imitate, don’t duplicate, innovate by being yourself.

How to do it:  It’s easy once you have confidence, and there are specific meditation techniques that will give you self confidence. 


Do you know what happens when you are not true to yourself?

You live a shadow.

You live a lie.

You let someone else dictate who you are. It could be your parents. It could be the media. It could be society. Either way, you are handing over your life for someone else to dictate.

People are creators.

We are born to create a life that is ours. But billions of people hand that power over.

If you rob the universe of you, you rob the universe forever. Because only you are you. Throughout all of time there will never be another you.

Don’t you think it’s time you lived true to yourself?

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Paul Harrison is a meditation teacher, author and journalist based in Hamilton, Ontario, Canada. Paul has helped thousands of people to discover their true potential. Don’t miss Paul’s inspirational and enlightening book Journey To The Buddha Within You.