Tough Truths Challenge
Everyone has things that keep them or make them uneasy. The unknown, the uncertainty, the “what can go wrong” thought process and the constant indecisiveness are things we all trifle with.
What I’ve noticed & learned through the self-improvement work I’ve indulged myself in is that all of the above occur in situations where we have a hard time being honest with ourselves.
Tough truth? We almost always know what we want to do but self doubt makes us feel otherwise, so we sit in the unknown, uncertainty & indecisiveness instead of calling a situation for what it is. When we can’t or are afraid to be honest with ourselves, whether it has to do with work, family, love or self, we force ourselves in unhappy situations & oppress our inner voice. Probably the only voice that has our best interest in mind. Best interest meaning; you won’t get bad advice from yourself IF you’re honest 100%. Otherwise, you absolutely WILL give yourself bad advice even if it’s unintentional.
So I challenge you;
Take a day, half day or hour & reflect. Reflect on those things that you aren’t exactly happy about. Define “happy” for you. DO NOT minimize or compromise what happy means to you so much so that it turns into a sacrifice. When we begin to sacrifice, we begin to define happy in a way which fits our current dysfunction. Be honest. Don’t settle for a definition that isn’t serving you 100%.
We can be the worst critics of ourselves but we are also the only ones who possess the self power to make mountains move for ourselves. So yeah, maybe you’ll be hard on yourself but if it’s to unravel a world of true happiness for yourself; then I say it’s worth it. Go hard on yourself with positive self talk, affirmations, own your talents, remind yourself what you have to offer because we ALL have something.
Try to do this exercise in front of a mirror & talking out loud. Once you identify your tough truths; & truly do this. You’ll identify the solutions to those unknown, uncertain & hard-to-decide-on things.