I don’t know about you, but I tend to tell myself a number of lies over and over.
I'll get up early.
I'll be a better person next time.
I'll get out of bed in five minutes.
I’ll start exercising.
I’ll eat better.
I’ll really get out of bed in five minutes.
I’ll help that person out next time.
What do the words “to lie” mean? To speak falsely or utter untruth knowingly, as with intent to deceive.
So, perhaps calling statements to oneself like those above lies is a bit heavy handed. I know I don’t often say these kinds of things to myself “with the intent to deceive.” I really do mean them when I say or think them.
Let’s Talk About Hope
See, I believe one of the most critical things that we can have in life is hope.
Hope for a better future.
Hope for better relationships.
Hope for things working out differently the next time we try to do that thing that scares us.
Hope for eternity.
It's important to keep shooting for a higher level of excellence. The simple, yet difficult, truth is that if you just give up you'll never get up earlier or become a better version of you.
And that would be a sad result. The world needs the best version of you that it can get.
Your family needs the best version of you that it can get.
Your friends need the best version of you they can get.
You need the best version of you.
Having hope is a crucial part of everyone's life.
I'm convinced that hope is the single thing that allows us (ok at least me) to keep trying things even though I've failed at them before. Or keep having an intention of becoming better at something.