Most of us like to think of ourselves as an honest person.
It’s a fabulous quality and one that we often admire in others, and we tend to deride those who we know don’t live up to their promises.
Yet, chances are, we lie to ourselves all the time. Are there things you don’t like to face up to? It could be our weight or our health? Possibly our financial situation isn’t the most desirable or where we’d like it to be? We may have issues in our relationships we don’t want to face, addictions to overcome and other personal battles to wage.
Are you guilty of telling yourself that things are really better than they actually are? We all have issues we’d rather not deal with. It often seems much easier to keep busy than to stop and face our challenges.
Unfortunately, putting things off can just delay the inevitable. Not dealing with our financial situation now, can mean disaster down the track. Don’t look back years away and say, ‘I wish I’d started sooner and I wouldn’t be in this mess now!’
It takes courage to look at how things really are. Take off the rose coloured glasses. The alternate can cost us our health, wealth, relationships and happiness.
Being aware of what needs to change is the start of any process. Committing to start making change, not pushing it away, however unpleasant can be the first step to start hunting solutions down, or even having them appear to us.
It’s not easy to find the courage to face our fears, yet being honest with ourselves, taking responsibility for the situation and committing to turn things around can yield amazing results.
I’d love to hear what you’ve decided to ‘fess up to, tackle and change in your life and how it turned out for you.