“Keeping it Real” – a slogan often heard by television entertainers and comedians. Urban dictionary.com defines it as “a reaction stated by individuals claiming to deny pop culture and sticking with their own thing.” For me, I find that most individuals are REAL if they are truly passionate about the things they do in life!
The “Realness” in you speaks for itself. You will often receive compliments and praises when “Realness” is presence. While people tend to gravitate to a real person, people repel from bogus individuals.
Here’s a permanent formula to remain “Real” to others:
Harbor yourself with real people [to] do real things [to] make real impact!
Harbor yourself with real people
Like [positive] minds tend to thrive and produce. We find that evident in Toastmaster clubs throughout the world. We find that evident in social clubs. We find that evident in churches. We even find that evident in some of our circle of friends! Real people edify and challenge each other – good or bad. Real people accept criticism or hurtful comments and turn that feedback into positive outcomes.
Do real things
The former South African leader and renowned world-leader Nelson Mandela said “Real Leaders must be ready to sacrifice all for the freedom of their people.”
Can you imagine the tumultuous life Mandela endured for decades in jail? Can you imagine the emotions he had to manage while separated from his family? Yet, he stayed faithful to the cause in doing the real thing – to see that his people would one day be free from Apartheid. The thirst within his veins kept him hungry for that quenchable taste of justice.
Make real impact
Here’s the benefit for those who gravitate to Real People:
- Real People have something to give that will make others change or improve
- The wisdom of Real People can leave a profound legacy
- Real People duplicate greatness throughout his or her community
- Real People are purposed to demonstrate and model servanthood
This formula can and will keep you passionate and purposeful!
Let go people and do some good!