You hear it all the time. People professing to being “real” and “keeping it 100”. We can’t believe that everyone who’s professing these attributes are really being real all the time. -_-
Wouldn’t it be nice to meet people or have constant interactions and relationships with people who are really real with you and actually do keep it 100? Well guess what?!? You can!!
Here’s how: Be real with yourself and keep it 100 with you! Of course every single person you meet won’t be real or honest. I’m reminded of the well-known Serenity Prayer:
“God grant me the serenity to accept the things I cannot change; courage to change the things I can; and wisdom to know the difference.”
This means that you have the power to control your actions, reactions, interactions, and responses if you have the courage to do so.
Keeping it 100 with yourself is a screening procedure.
Screening Procedure Scenarios:
1. Ladies, you meet a man that only texts you on the weekends after the club and tells you that you’re the most beautiful woman in the world. Proper screening or keeping it 100 with yourself will not let you believe that he is looking for a girlfriend. -_-
2. You have a good job, however, you don’t feel fulfilled in your career path. You love your coworkers and the relationships you’ve built but you have a better career opportunity for advancement elsewhere. Proper screening and keeping it 100 with yourself will help you go after what’s best for you!
3. You have values and morals. You’re trying to become more disciplined in your decision making, however, you have peers that would rather you continue old habits. Proper screening and keeping it real with yourself will help you choose the path that’s best for you.
Being real with yourself makes you hold yourself accountable for your actions and who you allow to influence your life.
Keep pressing and to thine own self be true!