We all know how life is – full of constant changes and challenges, responsibilities, and a faster speed of activities. And it can be enough to drive us crazy because sometimes we just can’t keep up with it.
.Eventually, we have to choose – to choose if we are just going to throw up our arms and give in to the rats winning the race, or get whatever I can and let others find their own way, or maybe continue working towards fulfilling the urge of our personal essence even if it requires sacrifice?
For a lot of people (given the state of the world today), I think we just end up making excuses for not doing something, or continue to put it off.
Sadly, what is sacrificed first and most often is the very things that would make our life better. You know, the secret hobbies, the book, song, or community project that you know would be a great contribution not only to yourself (through self-expression), but also to the recipients of your work.
Below is the Top Ten Lies we tell ourselves and qualify them as legitimate reasons to continue the same old path wish and hope would change.
10 – I am going to die someday – way off in the distant future.
Does this gives me excuses to not get started on the things I want to do?
9 – I have total control over my life; and if I don’t, I can.
“I’ve got it all handled.” Hmmmmmm.
.8 – Life is supposed to be fair.
We’re told over and over the opposite. What am I to expect?
7 – Only the strongest or smartest succeed.
Well, I’m neither … so, help me find a rock to crawl under.
6 – Money is the ultimate root of the world’s evil.
… and who wants to be evil, right?
5 – I need money to make money.
If I want to make money, does that mean I am evil?
4 – It only happens to other people.
There are a lot of messed up people out there, right?
3 – It’s someone else’s fault.
They have all the money, looks, strength, and control (and luck). Don’t they?
2 – I am not worthy (or deserving, or I am bad, etc)
When I was 6, I …
When I was 10, I …
When I was 14, I …
When I was 19, I …
… and on, and on, and on …
1 – I’m OK! Really!!!
I’m just having a bad hair day.
How many of the above lies have You used to not be an expression of yourself?