One of the biggest things to me in life is being authentic. Authenticity is the true, the original, the bold.
Take guitars for example. There are a ton of brands that make a guitar to look like an original American Fender Stratocaster. But, only one brand has the right combination of wood and metal to give you that truly authentic sound.
When it comes to people you can find similar things. Are they trying to be like some reality TV star or do they focus on the wrong things? Leave them behind. Find the people who know themselves and know where they’re going. Surround yourself with people who inspire you – ones that are authentic.
Don’t settle for people or possessions that claim to be the true article. Rise above the norm and always search for the authentic. It may take longer buts it’s always worth it.