Say what you mean. You can lie to others. But you cannot lie to yourself. If you do, it means you don’t love yourself.
No matter what, do not deceive yourelf. If things are not okay, just say it to yourself. Do not hide anything from yourself.
Let yourself know what you are going through. It takes courage to face life. And you can face it. Because you can. Joseph Joubert said, “To think what we do not feel is to lie to ourselves, in the same way that we lie to others when we say to others what we do not think. Everything we think must be thought with our entire being, body, and soul.”
Do not expect success to come to you. If you want to be successful, if you want to grow, you must go after it. Do not just sit and wait for things to change in your life. They won’t change. Because nothing happens without action.
And if you want to know what you can do, you must test yourself. You must put yourself to the test. Because you do not know what you can do until you test yourself.
Life is simple. By your actions, you either go forward or backward. By your actions, you either grow or die. By your thoughts, by your actions, you either expand or shrink. That is why you should always pay attention to how you live your life.
It is okay to dream. But a dream without action is a dead dream. A life without movement is a dead life. A person who is not growing is dying.
No matter what you want, if you want it to work, you must take action. You must do something about it. Tyler Perry says, “Faith without hard works is dead. You can’t sit around saying to yourself, “I want to get rich,’ or “I want my business to be successful,” or “I want my family to feel loving,” and then do nothing about it.”
If you want things to work for you, say to yourself, “I can. I will. and I Must.” Yes, you can. Yes, you will. And yes, you must.