Lies You Are Tricked Into Believing
1.Alone means lonely – This is my favorite of the lies because it is just not true. Alone doesn’t always mean lonely and just because someone is in a relationship it doesn’t mean they are happy. Believe this; being alone will never cause as much loneliness as being in the wrong relationship. If you are in a relationship and something just doesn’t feel right, take a break and spend some time with the number one person that you should be focusing on and that is you. You need to find yourself first and appreciate your own worth. This way the next time you are in a failing relationship you are totally prepared to swim to safety.
2.Happiness comes when you have everything you want – What another crock of mess! To be happy doesn’t mean you don’t desire more, it just means you’re thankful for what you have and are waiting patiently for what is yet to come. Sometimes we get so caught up in trying to accomplish something big, that we fail to notice the little things that give life its true magic. Start appreciating today for all its worth, because these are the good times you will miss in the years ahead.
3.Pain is something you can see – Everyone is struggling. Some people are just better at hiding it than others. So, never underestimate the pain of a person. You don’t know what goes on behind closed doors. Passing judgment is a waste of time and energy and if you have time to judge other people, then you have way too much time on your hands and it is time for you to get up off your backside and do something meaningful.
4.You are supposed to be a certain way – when you stop comparing yourself to other versions of what you think yourself should be, either real or imagined; and when you stop comparing yourself with other people, that is when you have real peace with yourself and not imagined peace.
5.Tough times are unnecessary – Sometimes things have to go wrong before they can go right. Sometimes you have to let the wrong people walk out before the right people walk in. Sometimes you will have to feel weak in order to truly be strong. Sometimes you have to feel broken in order to realize you are not shattered. Sometimes you will meet a lot of people you like before you meet the one you truly love. Sometimes you have to take the good with the bad and realize it is all a worthwhile learning experience.
6.Dreaming is a waste of time – Really? The greatest gifts are those that are invisible to the eyes but deeply felt by the heart. What we can see is usually just a small fraction of what is possible. Imagination is having the vision to see what is just below the surface and to picture that which is essential, yet invisible to the eye. Somewhere something incredible is waiting to be known; you just have to dream big enough to discover it.