There is nothing better than looking in the mirror at the end of the day and being able to respect the person looking back at you.
Most people are living their lives in two different ways: being deceitful to themselves, and being deceitful to others.
Lying to yourself about who you are and what you want can have disastrous consequences. This leads to people not being able to look at themselves because they know they’re not living up to their potential in the world – that they’re avoiding what they should be doing. They’re not pursuing the dreams they know they should be hunting down.
Lying to others means hiding who you really are or knowing you’re hurting them intentionally. This can be as big as hiding an affair or as small as wanting to tell your partner you want to take up painting as a hobby.
Either of these situations can lead to personal struggle; to feeling that something is off in your body and refusing to confront it. This makes you unable to look yourself in the eye at the end of the day, because you can feel that inner turmoil.
There’s also an inner turmoil when you know you’re actually being deceitful and hurting people intentionally. There’s no pleasure in the world that is better than being able to look yourself in the eye at the end of the day.
You can’t hide from yourself in the mirror. You know when you’re feeling one way or another about how you’re living your life and your days.
Not only does avoiding your truth lead to mental discomfort, but it will show up in different areas of your life. You’ll be dating people who aren’t a good fit, you’ll end up in jobs you don’t really like, and you’ll live in places that don’t make you excited.
Be real with yourself and be ready to live in your truth so you can look yourself in the eye at night. It won’t always be easy, but at least you’ll have a life worth living.