The Lies You Tell Yourself

You might not realize it, but you may be lying to yourself.

By ‘lying to yourself’ I mean you are telling yourself a story that results in you limiting yourself, not allowing yourself to try, and holding yourself back from experiencing joy and fulfillment, and reaching your greatest potential in your life, your career, or your relationships.

Here are some examples of the lies you might be telling yourself:

‘I will never be successful after all of the times I have failed in my life.’

‘I was abused and therefore I am damaged and do not deserve to be in a great relationship with a great person.’

‘I do not deserve to be in the position I am in. Who am I kidding?! What were they thinking of when they hired me for this?’

You might think or feel that these statement are true, but what they really are, are lies.

They are lies that hold you back from taking opportunities, reaching your greatest potential and experiencing joy and fulfillment in your life.

The real truth for each of the above statements looks like this:

The Lie:
‘I will never be successful after all of the times I have failed in my life.’

The Truth:
Yes, you may have experienced failure in your life, but you are capable and deserving of success just as everyone else is.

The Lie:
‘I was abused and therefore I am damaged and do not deserve to be in a great relationship with a great person.’

The Truth:
Yes, you experienced abuse, but your experience of abuse does not define you or what you deserve. You deserve greatness and to be with someone who is amazing, loving, caring, and respectful of you.

The Lie:
‘I do not deserve to be in the position I am in. Who am I kidding?! What were they thinking of when they hired me for this?’

The Truth:
You are in your position for a reason. You have gifts, talents, and strengths that you bring to your position in your unique way, in a way that no one else can but you. This is why you are here.

The stories we tell ourselves have an impact on how we feel about ourselves, what we envision for our lives, and on the choices that we make.

What story are you telling yourself?

Is this ‘story’ the real truth, or is it a ‘lie’ you may not even realize is guiding you?

Now is an opportune time to reflect on the story, or stories, you are telling yourself and to think about what impact the story you tell yourself has on how you live, how you work, the opportunities you choose to pursue (or not pursue), and on how you experience your relationships.

Take this opportunity to change your story to one that reflects the real truth of what you are truly capable of and of what you truly deserve. 

And what you deserve is greatness.

In support and admiration,

~ Jenny

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