The concept of telling the truth is something that clearly our society has forgotten. It has become so bad that many are even beginning to believe their own lies. There are people out there that don’t even know how to distinguish the difference between a truth and a lie.
Sure we lie to each other all the time; we lie to the people we care about, the ones we don’t care about, and the ones we know we are going to hurt most with our lies. But that has been going on for ages and will never change. The biggest problem with lying though is the lies that we decide to tell ourselves. Those are the ones that cause us to crumble- cause us to be pathological liars lying to ourselves.
“The worst lies are the lies we tell ourselves. We live in denial of what we do, even what we think. We do this because we’re afraid. We fear we will not find love, and when we find it we fear we’ll lose it. We fear that if we do not have love we will be unhappy.” Richard Bach
If you want to manage to have any type of purpose in your life and make your life actually worth living and not boring or average, you need to stop lying to yourself. You need to face the truth and begin acting off the truth. The biggest problem we as people have is the fact that we are lazy and we can talk the talk, but we never actually go out there and do. That is because of the lies that we tell ourselves, which stop us from doing.
Did you know that 90% of our behavior is habitual? That means that your habits, not you, are in charge of your life. The things you do every day are pretty much what you did yesterday and what you will do tomorrow. If you aren’t happy with where you are in your life today, then change your habits. One habit you should break is the lying to yourself; start to only deal with reality.
Stop lying to yourself that you want to get in shape, while you haven’t gone to the gym in months.
Stop lying to yourself that you want financial freedom, while you haven’t bothered to open up a high-interest savings account or started your emergency fund.
Stop lying to yourself that you want to be in a relationship, while you haven’t accepted a date in years.
Stop lying to yourself that you want a location independent business, while you haven’t even started researching into one and have yet to even talk to anyone who is already location independent.
Stop lying to yourself that you want to make money, while you haven’t taken any of the correct steps towards starting to make good money.
Stop lying to yourself that you want to change, while you’re still doing the exact same thing that you did yesterday and the day before, and the day before that, and the day before that…
Stop lying to yourself that you want to give to charity, while you can’t be bothered to give $5 to the homeless person you just passed on the street, or help your neighbor who you know got laid off a year ago and is struggling to feed his kids.
Stop lying to yourself that tomorrow will be different. It will be the same as today, unless, of course, you do something different.
It’s time to stop lying to yourself and change your habits. Start today. Do something different today so that your tomorrow will be different. Do something different tomorrow so the next day will be different.
Start taking back control. Tomorrow may never come so act as if today is your last day. Stop being lazy and stop letting your lies control your life. The people that actually make their life of any value, and have purpose, are the ones that break through the lies floating about in their minds and actually start doing.
The best thing you can do in your life is stick by your word because that is the only thing that you have that no one can take away from you- ever. Your word is everything and if you say something then go out there and do it.
As a society we have become so lazy and don’t want to do anything but just be handed things. Life doesn’t work that way and if you want to have change in your life then get up off your lazy ass and start DOING. It is that simple.
Preston Waters | Elite.