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Stop lying to yourself.

Originally posted 1/3/2012

3. Stop lying to yourself. – You can lie to anyone else in the world, but you can’t lie to yourself. Our lives improve only when we take chances, and the first and most difficult chance we can take is to be honest with ourselves.

What can you be more honest with yourself about? Sometimes it’s simply admitting that you’re feeling a certain way. If you’re unhappy right now, be honest and admit you’re unhappy. This doesn’t mean wallowing in your unhappiness, but once you admit that you’re not happy you can finally make life changing steps to make yourself happy. Putting on a happy face may seem like the right thing to do (believe me, this 100% applies to me), but admit the truth to yourself so you don’t continue living a lie.

There are so many things that we lie to ourselves about because we are scared of how it will look to other people and to ourselves. We never want to let our walls down, even if it’s just to our emotions. Be honest with yourself. Is ‘he’ or ‘she’ really not the One? Are you scared about where the money for next month is going to come from? Are you still angry with him for not making a big deal out of your birthday last year? Do you really hate celery but keep forcing it down because it’s supposedly healthy? (I’m finally ready to admit that one). True honesty can free you.

What is making me smile right now:

Is there anything better than cold beer with good friends?

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