Being your Authentic self is a life goal. One that begins with Some form of self-awareness. Who you are is already in you, no one needs to show you about yourself. The problem you experience with living out your authenticity is because you have not been intentionally self-aware.
Awareness is our capacity to notice things. We may be aware of the time or aware of a particular situation – we may notice that we are late or that someone is watching us. Being aware of such things means we have taken note of them. The same applies to self awareness.
Self awareness basically describes a situation where the light of awareness is turned onto ourselves. While awareness is our ability to take note; self-awareness is our ability to take note of ourselves.