Self Improvement

These Are The Top 5 Qualities You Need To Live Your Most Authentic Life, Starting Today.

Being your most authentic self may be difficult at first, but the rewards far outweigh the suffering

Alex Bentley
7 min readApr 8, 2022


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By definition, to be authentic is to be true to yourself.

It’s about being honest with who you are, what you want and need, and living in alignment with your core values and beliefs. Yes, it can be a challenge to live authentically if you’re not used to it, but it’s so worth it.

Here is what will happen when you live life to your maximum potential.

Being yourself will make you happier and provide a feeling of profound fulfillment. Because you won’t be living someone else’s conception of an ideal existence, you’ll be able to complete more in your life.

You’ll be proud of yourself for being real and for not succumbing to societal pressure.

You’ll find it easier to attract people and opportunities that are in line with whom you are.

You’ll be able to create deeper, meaningful relationships because people will know the real you. And those people will enjoy the moments they get to spend in your presence. Talking, learning, laughing.

Life Doesn’t Need To Be A Struggle

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Of course, if you’re just starting your journey or evaluating your life, you may have the false belief you can’t do it. That you’ll always struggle and suffer through life.

If this is you now, know this. I was once there too.

When I was younger, I didn’t live my best life. It wasn’t authentic. I wasn’t true to myself.

I felt lost and didn’t have an instruction manual for how to live life.

But with time and experience, I navigated the chaotic waters of life’s wild oceans. With only a compass and me.

As it turns out, I was constantly trying to please other people, and I didn’t stand up…



Alex Bentley

I write about crypto, personal finance, business & tech. Also, I publish a bit of humor to make you laugh.