[…] When we are authentic, we are congruent. The mind, heart, body, soul are all working together and going in the same direction. And the recipient of any communication from this authentic person is going to feel that congruence. She might not know what to call it, but she knows it and she probably likes it. It feels to both the sender and receiver a little like coming home.
Though there are many experts out there today telling us that we attain excellence by living morally, working hard, and developing healthy habits, it is actually congruence that creates excellence—because when we are congruent, we are living into our truest and most capable selves—if only for a few moments.