Be yourself at all times and in all places. Don’t try to be someone you’re not. Don’t be sorry for being yourself; that only cheapens your unique qualities. No, you’re not perfect; yes, you have weaknesses; take risks and put yourself is situations to discover them. Learn who you are and embrace it; the good and the bad. Then focus on growing your strengths. The world wants to see what you have to offer, it doesn’t want your apologies. It wants to see you shine as only you can.
It’s not easy, but it’s worthwhile. You’ll be happier. You’ll find yourself surrounded by incredible people who are also true to themselves. You’ll have more opportunities to do what you love.
It’s a process, but start now.