“In a time of universal deceit – telling the truth is a revolutionary act.” George Orwell
The biggest lie is the one we tell ourselves. I can’t.
You can change your life by beginning to tell yourself the truth. I can.
You can go from, “I can’t do that” lie to being able to handle the “Yes, I will do this” truth.
How often do you tell yourself a lie? Not just when it comes to junk food, but when it comes to changing any of your bad habits in life.
How many times have you said, “Oh, I can’t go without checking my email until 9am”?
How many times have you said, “I just couldn’t survive without my morning coffee and donut”?
How many nights have you said, “There’s just no way I can go to bed without my evening treat?
How many nights have you said, “I don’t have time to exercise?”
How many nights have you said, “I don’t have time to cook?”
The biggest lie we tell ourselves is “I can’t”. I can’t do this or I can’t do that.
Sometimes it’s not your fault.
Often other things or people initiate the lie, telling us that we’re not good enough and then we just continue to reinforce it.
- How has your family of origin affected you? Did you grow up in a family that idolized food?
- How has your relationships affected you? Have you been mistreated and told you could not do something?
- How does stress affect you? Has the stress in your life caused you to pick up some bad habits?
- How does your self worth affect you? Have all of these mentioned above degraded your self worth?
- How does despair affect you? Have you ever just said “forget it!”
My first suggestion when you are inclined to say, “I can’t do that” is to say “why not?”
I believe that truth transforms. So if you really want to change, begin with the truth.
Ask yourself, “where does truth lead me?”
“Where does deceit lead me?”
“Which one of these is best for me?”
I think the answer will become readily apparent.
10 Ways To Instantly Improve Your Life
- Face your fears. At some point, we have to face what’s obvious and move forward.
- Admit your mistakes. You will never begin to fix something or change if you have convinced yourself that nothing is broke.
- Realize your willpower to change direction. We go in many directions in life and you have the power to choose that direction.
- Ask for help. There is absolutely nothing wrong with getting help, we all need it as some time or another.
- Demand integrity from yourself. Integrity and honesty go hand in hand, you expect it from others so demand it from yourself.
- Live with purpose. Goals are good but a person with a mission and purpose are impossible to stop!
- Have a plan. Success in anything requires a plan and this is a mandatory step in making progress.
- Believe in yourself. The only limits we have in life are the one’s we place on ourselves.
- Have FUN! No matter what, have fun and see the value of what you do. I always said that when a person stops having fun, they stop.
- Tell yourself the truth. You will find that the wall between you and “can” is the lie you tell yourself.
Try this daily mantra:
I can do it, I am worth it.
To your success,