Being true to one’s self is an ability. I should tell you that this is easier said than done. But we all know that if we became true to ourselves, then, a new door will open to the closed path that we have believed all this time.
I recommend you to read the manga 7th Period is A Secret. It is just a very short manga about being true to your feelings, having the courage to show it to everyone, and the endpoint – friendship. It only has 3 chapters, but enough to deliver the message.
Like Shun, I will try to do that too, although the endpoint is not really friendship – but something like the other way around. I have the courage now.