When you are authentic, you know yourself deeply and trust your ability to shape your life in ways that align with your heartfelt interests. You have clarity about the conditions as they currently exist, both within and outside yourself, and understand how best to develop and utilize resources.
Living with Purpose
Living authentically enables you to shape a life of purpose, an ultimately meaningful life in which you experience participating in something greater than yourself. Experiencing yourself as authentic, you more readily recognize new opportunities, welcome them, and utilize them.
An Intentional Life: Five Foundations of Authenticity and Purpose
Lisa Kentgen, PhD