It takes courage to speak the truth. Telling it like it is, even when it's not popular, takes bravery. If you want to live an empowering life, you must choose the truth.
The expectations that you have been trying to live up to, is of your own creation. It's the stories you keep telling yourself that are preventing you from being your authentic self. The image that others have of you is completely based on how you have chosen to present yourself to the world. Are you living your truth?
Be true to yourself, don't pretend to be anything other than the real you. Let the truth flow through you, people will admire your honesty. Allow the truth to resonate from within you, be honest with yourself about who you are and who you're not.
When you live and speak the truth, your life will be more abundant. There is wealth in the truth. There is life in the truth. There is limitless potential in the truth. Choose it. Speak it. Live it. Be it.