Be Real

Today as you live and lead be real, honest and consistent in every interaction that you have.

It has to be exhausting trying to be someone different for certain people in certain situations but people do it every day. Trying to be someone that you are not only leads to deception and mistrust. Your true self is your best self and is the best that you can offer. It won’t always be perfect but it will be real and transparent. We are always a work in progress.

Being real means using your unique gifts, talents and passions in every situation. You have them. Continue to use, trust and develop your talents. They were given to you for a reason. To help and serve others. If you’re not good at something that’s OK, don’t fake it. Someone else will be good at it. You don’t have to pretend you are good at something that you may not have the talents for and the phrase “fake it ’til you make it” won’t fool anybody.

Don’t try to be someone or something that you are not. People don’t need a fake, they need and want authenticity.

At the end of the day people want to know that you were true to your word and treated them with respect, dignity and you didn’t try to be something or someone that you were not.

So be real, authentic and true to who you are and the talents and gifts that you have all day today and every day. Living any other way is not in anyone’s best interest, including yours.

Be Blessed.


Published by toddagordon

Currently in his 37th year in the education field. Currently the District Activities Director at Greene County Community Schools in Jefferson, Iowa. Celebrating 37 years of marriage with Deb. Deb works remotely as the Assistant Controller for Treynor (IA) State Bank. We have 3 kids, two son in laws, a daughter in law, two wonderful grandsons, Jonathan and Parker, and three lovely granddaughters, Mia, Madison and Faye. Nicole and Brett are parents to Jonathan and Madison, and are working in ministry in Urbandale, IA. AJ and Regan live in Waukee, IA. A.J. currently works for Thrivent after a few years coaching college basketball including winning a National Championship as an Assistant Men's Basketball Coach at Graceland University. Regan is a Kindergarten teacher with the Des Moines Public Schools at Hubbell Elementary School. Abby and Anthony are parents to Parker and Mia and they outside of Ogden, IA. Abby works as a Physical Therapy Assistant and Anthony works for a landscaping company.

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