Being liked

Being liked is a very scary place to be. You rarely have the space to be yourself because you are busy impressing others.

Why not try the other way round? Be yourself. From that place, sooner or later, everyone is going to accept you instead of you trying to force yourself on others.

Oh and btw: you will save yourself from wasting your valuable time to be who you are not. (Could also fruitfully utilize this time on studying your craft, which unfortunately majority of the population does not.)