Be true to thyself…..

Good evening,Champs..I trust that you had an AMAZING day…… Something new is brewing on the Pathway of Champions. I will be sure to keep you posted on it. Today, I want us to talk about being true to ourselves. Come with me.

Self deceit is one of the worst things that can ever happen to anybody. Nothing is worse than passionately believing the wrong thing!!! Hmmmmmmmmmmm…..Your vision is obscured, your decisions are misaligned, your actions are damning and you know whats worse??? YOU DON’T EVEN KNOW IT!

Indeed what a horrible place to be! however if the truth be said, at one point or the other, to one varying measure or the other,we have all( yes…you and I) suffered from self deceit…here are some quotes i would like you reflect on;

Take the life — lie away from the average man and straight away you take away his happiness.”  Henrik Ibsen

The heart deceives, because it is never anything but the expression of the mind’s miscalculations … I don’t know what the heart is, not I: I only use the word to denote the mind’s frailties.” Marquis de Sade

Above all, don’t lie to yourself. The man who lies to himself and listens to his own lie comes to a point that he cannot distinguish the truth within him, or around him, and so loses all respect for himself and for others. And having no respect he ceases to love.”  Fyodor DostoyevskyThe Brothers Karamazov

and now for my all time favourite quote on self deceit….

“Good God, no. The lies we tell other people are nothing to the lies we tell ourselves.”  Derek LandyDeath Bringer

The good news is that we can , yes we can, learn to be true to ourselves!!! lets talk about it, lets work on it…… join me tomorrow as I take this further in much greater detail and depth.

Be true to thyself as you keep walking the Pathway of Champions

Be true to thyself…………..The Wikipedia defines self deceit or self deception as ” a process of denying or rationalizing away the relevance, significance, or importance of opposing evidence and logical argument. Self-deception involves convincing oneself of a truth (or lack of truth) so that one does not reveal any self-knowledge of the deception.” simply put, it is believing wholeheartedly a lie put forward by one’s self, so that in your eye, mind and consciousness, the lie has now become your , (not the but your…) truth. My friends, its a dangerous place to be…..a level of insanity!!!!

Understand that because you see absolutely nothing wrong with your perception or belief, you would also see nothing wrong with the effects of the decision or actions that you carry out based on your self deception!!!! ….My brother, my sister…be true to thyself.

You believe that you are doing good, you assess yourself and score yourself high then assess others and find every and anything wanting with them……..sounds familiar??? you judge others by their actions and you judge yourself by your intentions. I know this too well…yes….at some recent point in my life, i was so deep in self deceit that everything I did ,good or bad, creative or destructive, was justified by my “intent”……..I couldn’t tell how wrong I was or had gotten. if I was in a wrong relationship with a woman, I will justify it by saying ” at least I am making her happy…I am giving joy to someone” what a lie! and i believed that lie!!!!!!!!! I was blind to how oppressive I had gotten , how i was practically destroying everything around me whilst telling myself that I was a good guy!!!!! My friend….be true to thyself!

Now imagine a leader who has self deception as regards his leadership style? you probably don’t have to stress to imagine as History and the Bible provides us with a long list of such. Imagine the husband who is tells himself that he is good man yet his wife cries to sleep every night exhausted from being left alone to carry the burden of raising the kids and running the home….hmmm..yet he is a good man. Imagine the one in the church who sincerely believes he or she is heaven bound yet sees nothing wrong with gossiping or destroying people with their mouth or projected perceptions….Or is it the one who thinks she is holy because her multitude sins and shortcomings are seemingly unknown to others????? the Governor who thinks he has done well by reconstructing government house whilst his people live in huts and dilapidated structures?????? Indeed Self deception abounds everywhere……how sad.

Now imagine with me, a nation where everyone is void of self deception and thus recognizes their shortcomings with a view to working on them and thus becoming a better people and a better nation. The danger of self deception is that since you see nothing wrong with the way you are, there is no catalyst to desire change and improvement. you stop learn and start dying!!!!!!

Be true to thyself……..there is a huge measure of vulnerability that comes with genuine self examination. You realize all of a sudden how very wrong you have been or how misaligned you have been and also realize that along the way you have negatively impacted on people. The reality of all of these can really be crushing depending how self deceived you were………………

We can be much more than this..I have seen myself grow since i had the veil removed from my eyes. it will fight everything you think you stand for but trust me, my friend, it releases you to truly be a great person.

Be true to thyself as you keep walking the Pathway of Champions

AU

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About aniekanusoroh

AU is a business development administrator and service delivery planner who is sold out to the "there is a better way" concept..the pursuit of excellence!...thus birthing the Pathway of Champions initiative which is a movement that calls for a personal dedication to commit to excellence in every phase and sphere of life....

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