3 Lies I Have Told Myself
3 LIES I HAVE TOLD MYSELF
We have all lied. If you tell me that you haven’t, you are lying to me. But this isn’t a blog about lying to other people. This is a blog about lying to yourself. Have you ever told yourself a lie? I have. Sometimes we are so sure about something that we convince ourselves it is true even when it is soooo far from it. Those can be the worst lies because they hurt the person you will always have with you: yourself. Have you ever lied to yourself? Unfortunately, I know I have.
Here are 3 lies I have told myself.
1. Who I am is not good enough.
That is a BIG FAT LIE! We think we aren’t cool enough, pretty enough, or smart enough to be who we really are so we pretend to be something we aren’t. ENOUGH!!! When I think I am not good enough, all it does is make me feel like crap. If you wouldn’t want someone else to say those negative things to you, why would you bully yourself?
Truth: I am good enough.
2. I can’t do something.
Lie. Why do we tell ourselves that we can’t? If I was being honest with myself, I would really say things like: I’m too scared to go after that dream, I am too lazy to do the work to make that goal, or I’m afraid of what others might think. But instead, I just say “I can’t.” I’m tired of telling myself that I can’t do something. If you want something bad enough, you can make it happen. All the words “I can’t” do is crush hope and I am not in the mood to have my hope crushed.
Truth: I can do whatever I put my mind to.
3. I’ve got everything under control.
This isn’t something that I acknowledge is a lie that often, so listen now before I take it back. I don’t like to admit that I don’t have it all together, but I don’t. I like to think that I have everything under control: my emotions, my school, my friends, and my life. But that just isn’t always true. Sometimes I screw up (I can’t believe I just said that out loud). Pretending that I didn’t screw up or that I don’t need any help does not actually help me or my life at all. Admitting to mistakes, asking for help, and evaluating what you need to work on are extremely important parts of growing up and making your life better. Sometimes, admitting that you don’t have everything under control is exactly the honesty you need to move forward.
Truth: I don’t always have it all under control and that is okay.
There you have my 3 biggest self lies and the truths that beat the lies every time. Do you lie to yourself? Can you relate to any of the lies I tell myself? Share the lies you tell yourself and share what truth you are replacing the lie with!
– ttfn G –