Honesty vs. Hiding
Yesterday we dealt with the concept of minimizing. Each of us tends to minimize our failure when confronted with the truth. We joke about the man who buys a Playboy magazine “because I like to read the articles.” Yet, to some degree, we say the same thing every time we do not fully take ownership of our thoughts and behaviors.
So today, rather than talk about minimizing, let’s talk about maximizing: maximizing honesty and exposing the way we hide. This will be one of your greatest challenges. Most of us have become very adept at deceiving others. The sad reality is that some of us have lied so much, we no longer know what is true about ourselves.
And it takes a lot of energy to lead a double life. Trying to remember who you are supposed to be when you are acting like someone else is exhausting.
It’s time to live differently.
– Troy Haas, First Steps