Lying To Yourself

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“Lying to ourselves is more deeply ingrained than lying to others.”
Fyodor Dostoevsky

Many people use self deception and denial as a way of avoiding having to deal with issues about themselves, their circumstances or people around them. What they often do not realise is that this locks them in to a cycle of self-sabotage and poor self esteem that blocks their ability to move forward in their lives and prevents them living their dreams.

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You know if you have been lying to yourself. You know what you believe and whether or not you are honouring it. You know what your values are and whether or not you are upholding them.

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Only you can decide to get brave, stop lying, and start being the person you know you want to be – in thoughts, words, and actions.

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Being honest does not mean that you have to confront all of your demons at once, but it does require that you make an honest start at identifying where your issues lie and accepting what they are. By identifying them you are more able to deal with them and move on to be your genuine self…… happier and more fulfilled.

“Above all, don’t lie to yourself. The man who lies to himself and listens to his own lie comes to a point that he cannot distinguish the truth within him, or around him, and so loses all respect for himself and for others. And having no respect he ceases to love.”
Fyodor Dostoevsky


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