Stop Telling Lies Or Nothing’s Going To Change

…you’re a pretty good liar, in fact, you’re so good at it that you’ve convinced yourself that what you say is true.

You’ve lied to yourself and agreed on what you can do.

You’ve lied to yourself and decided on what you can earn.

You’ve lied to yourself and decided that no one would pay money for anything you do or make.

You’ve lied to yourself and decided that no one would be interested in anything you write or record.

And yet, if studied, we’d find flaws in those lies.

You probably haven’t tested them to find out if they’re true.

Because how would you feel if you were to find out that you could write, but spent the last 10, 20, or 30 years telling yourself that you couldn’t?

You’d be pissed.  – You’d be filled with regret. – You’d look at all that time that was wasted and all you could have created.

But you won’t do that.

Like walking home on a dark and lonely night, we race past those questions until we find ourselves back safely in the comfort zone of our lies.

Because who wants to look back and find out that they lived a tiny fraction of the life they’ve been given?

That out of 100% of pure potential the highest we hit was a lowly 5%.

So we tell ourselves that no one would have read our blog.

No one would have listened to our podcast or watched our videos.

No one would have bought that product that would have taken days or weeks to make.

We know the answers to the questions but yet haven’t even asked those questions with our actions.

It’s easier to come up with a ‘No,’ than to spend time dwelling on a ‘What if?’

And, like a kid with their fingers in their ears, we ignore the truth that others show us.

Because we’re right.

We know what we can and can’t do.

Those lies we tell ourselves are the ‘truth.’ – And the truth of us being anything else are the ‘lies.’

Success is for the talented few.

It’s for people that knew people.

It’s for the lucky ones.

Our part in life is to play a walk-on role in someone else’s movie.

We know the real truth.

We know what we can and can’t do.

And that’s because when you tell a lie often enough it becomes the truth.

Like most people, I lied myself into a smaller version of me. I told myself that the best I could do was stack shelves for a living. The truth was I could write fiction, podcast, and create and sell digital products of my own. If you’d find out how I wised up and turned it around, go to now.