My language was simple, I wasn’t stylish or professional but as I spoke, there were tears and laughters in my eyes. I was speaking the plain truth in simple words. There are times when I get anxious and obsessed with my own importance before speaking. But the moment I remember myself and the authenticity of my words, I become “real.”
I am a non-believer in the adage of “fake it until you make it.” I’d rather be honest, workhard and straight, and then “make it.” So I don’t have to “fake it.” Living this principle makes you strong and pure inside. There are times that when you do confess ignorance, you become vulnerable. But being vulnerable makes you endearing and human.
Authenticity is achieved by an honest appraisal of your objectives, purpose and ulterior motives. The person who speaks from the heart speaks plainly, directly, and with undeniable honesty. No matter how bad the structure, the format, or the language of his speech, it becomes what my younger sister call “real!”