Everyone wants to be authentic. It is the key to building a fulfilling and rewarding life. Authenticity means being truly present and connected to people and experiences in a way that is meaningful to your life. It is a commitment we make to ourselves and a quality we look for in others. It is found at the root of confidence and passion, which grows into trust and respect. Yes, we want to be authentic, but it takes immense courage to practice. This article outlines where to start, reveals what living authentically can offer you, and, hopefully, provides some encouragement in the face of challenge.