Thus begins the article, “The Existential Necessity of Midlife Change,” in the Harvard Business Review OnPoint, Your Next Move, Summer 2015.
I was puzzled momentarily. The term “real you” is odd, isn’t it?
Who are you now if you’re not the real you?
Here’s the answer: You are the “everyday” you.
Most of us have two selves – the everyday self which gets all mixed up in living a life and your true self (also known as the “real you.”)
I read a description of the ‘true self’ as a beach ball submerged beneath the water.
Because your true self is a like a beach ball pushed deep under the water—you only need to take your hands off of it, and it will explode to the surface.
Oh baloney. Most people are not holding their beach ball down.
They can’t find their beach ball.