Lying to others is wrong, but lying to
yourself is an absolute tragedy.
The worst lies are the ones we subconsciously tell ourselves. They’ve been ingrained in our minds by bad external influences and negative thinking. So the next time you decide to unclutter your life and clean up your space, start with your intellectual space by clearing out the old lies and negative self-talk you often recite to yourself.
There are actually twelve such lies to stop telling yourself, but I’ll post only 4 – my top 4:
Great things will come to me effortlessly.
We are who we choose to be. Nobody’s going to come and save you, you’ve got to save yourself. Nobody’s going to give you anything, you’ve got to go out and earn it. Nobody knows what you want except for you. And nobody will be as sorry as you if you don’t achieve it. Never leave your key to happiness in someone else’s pocket, and don’t wait on someone else to build your dream life for you. Be the architect and keeper of your own happiness. The more you take responsibility for your past and present, the more you are able to create the future you seek.
My dreams are impossible.
Don’t let someone who gave up on their dreams talk you out of going after yours. The best thing you can do in life is follow your heart. Take risks. Don’t just make the safe and easy choices because you’re afraid of what might happen. If you do, nothing will ever happen. If you keep doing what you’re doing, you’ll keep getting what you’re getting. Let your dreams be bigger than your fears and your actions speak louder than your words. Do something every day that your future self will thank you for.
I’m not ready because I’m not good enough yet.
Nobody ever feels 100% ready when an opportunity arises. Because most great opportunities in life force us to grow beyond our comfort zones, which means we won’t feel totally comfortable at first. Stop berating yourself for being a work in progress. Start embracing it! Because being a work in progress doesn’t mean you’re not good enough today; it means you want a better tomorrow, and you wish to love yourself completely, so you can live your life fully. It means you’re determined to heal your heart, expand your mind and cultivate the gifts you know you’re meant to share. You are ready. You just need to start.
I have way too much to lose.
In the end you will not regret the things you have done nearly as much as the things you have left undone. Trust me, you’d rather look back at your life and say, “I can’t believe I did that!” instead of, “I wish I would have…” It’s better to think “Oh well,” than “what if.” It’s better to have a lifetime full of mistakes that you learned from, rather than a heart full of regrets and empty dreams.
The greatest things in life dont come easy,thats why we have to fight for what we love,because nothing is worth having if we dont fight for it
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