Yes. We know. Being your most authentic self is the best thing to be.
The trouble is that it’s hard. It’s a complex world out there, with lots of weird agendas and office politics flying around. So it’s easy to step on a landmine. So you find yourself having to watch what you say far more often that you’d prefer.
Sure, a little diplomacy has its place, but who wants to go through life a complete phony, justg for a lousy paycheck?
Luckily, there is a way out. Basically, you look at the flames, then walk through the fire. After a while you figure out how not to get burned in the process. Yes, it takes practice. Yes, there is some risk. Yes, it requires facing the possibility of danger.
Yes, you might fail. Yes, you might get hurt.
Yes, it’s better than the alternative.
Welcome to the real world. More importantly, welcome to the real you.