A reader of The Go-Giver, citing Law #4, “The Law of Authenticity,” asked if there are books written specially on that topic.
My unresearched reply was, “Regarding books on authenticity, I’m not sure how many are out there on that topic, though I’m sure there are some. However, you’ll probably happen to find the authenticity within the writing of those books as opposed to those books necessarily being on that topic.”
Wrongo! Actually, I should have done my research. If you’ll visit this pageon amazon.com, indeed you will see a listing of books specifically on this topic.
Books aside, however, the neat thing about authenticity is that, since it is at your very essence, it is not something you need to learn . . . only to embrace.
That is accomplished by realizing that you, as a human being, are enough, exactly as you are. Of course, that doesn’t mean we don’t continually strive to improve ourselves. Only that the self we strive to improve is us. It means that, while we learn from others, we remain ourselves. We don’t take on others’ personalities, we don’t become them. We adapt; not adopt. We simply become a better “self.”
As Debra Davenport learned in our little story, with authenticity comes great power; the power to persuade, the power to achieve, the power to be at peace with oneself.