Dare to Be You aims to inspire readers to make a positive difference in their lives, to amplify their true nature, and to attain lasting fulfilment.
The book consciously tries to refrain from preaching about what one can do to bring about such improvements in their life. It reads, rather, like a friend sharing experiences, and the lessons and advice learned as a direct consequence. The intended audience for the book includes university students, who find themselves questioning what they should do and whether they are good enough to achieve everything they want to, and young professionals, who find themselves letting go of what they are passionate about, giving in to self-doubt, and questioning how they can do both: actualize their dreams and achieve a state of happiness.
In the beginning of the book, we are introduced to the idea of mindfulness, of allowing ourselves to listen to our emotions rather than let ourselves be overwhelmed by our thoughts and the discouraging voices in our heads. The book discusses how we can change our default way of approaching situations, by working on our internal frameworks, and allowing ourselves to hope for better.
Through this process, the book allows us to explore the fears we carry, that hold us back, and lead to us minimizing ourselves, to allow for a better understanding of what exactly these fears are and what they are trying to say, in an attempt to enable us to shed them off, so as to not live a life in which we are perpetually afraid and encumbered.
After shedding the shackles of fear, the book invites us to allow ourselves the ability to harness happiness–both in the small everyday joys, and as a mindset, that can become the basis for a more resilient and content life.
The journey culminates in the book helping us find (or re-discover) our passion, and what we feel to be our purpose, by providing a structure to prevent the overwhelm usually associated with the same. Once we understand what we are passionate about, the book helps to remove the internal barriers, and to do away with the voice that tells us we’re not good enough, to move towards not just the achievement of our dreams, but a more authentic and meaningful life overall.