My coach was sharing 5 pieces of wisdom.
There was one sentence that really stuck out to me. “Tell yourself the truth,” she said.
So, I decided to take a closer look.
Why did this one sentence mean so much to me?
You see, I have always been a big believer in the truth. I’ve never liked being called a liar. I find it offensive, really.
It turns out, I value truth above all else… for other people.
But, I didn’t respect myself enough to be honest with me.
It is funny that you can lie to yourself. You would think that would be impossible.
After all, I can hear all of my own thoughts. But, I got good at lying to myself. I could turn the volume way down on the truth and paint a prettier picture of reality in my brain.
Awareness is 90% of the battle.
So, I’m done with lying to myself.
If I’m going to eat that pizza, I’m going to eat it knowing I’m doing it to comfort myself… not because my son suggested it… not because I was STARVING… not because it was just on the way home.
Turns out, I’m not the only one who is masterful at lying to themselves. Lots of us are really good at pulling the wool over our own eyes.
Here were my coach’s 5 pieces of advice:
- Don’t hide.
- Stay skeptical.
- Tell yourself the truth.
- Be brave.
- Have fun with this.
Which one speaks to you? Why?