If You Want To Know Who You Really Are, Don’t Fool Yourself

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Richard Feynman said, “The first principle is that you must not fool yourself and you are the easiest person to fool.”

“Self- awareness is the key to a successful life.” If you don’t know yourself, if you are not honest with yourself, if you keep deceiving yourself, if you keep running away from reality, you will NEVER know yourself. You will keep fooling yourself.

No one expects life to be easy. But life is much more interesting if you have the courage to face life.

No matter what you are going through, go through it. Don’t lie to yourself. Don’t run away from your problems. They are your problems to fix. No one can handle your problems, but you.

Pick your fight wisely. Don’t waste your time, your energy, your resources on things you are not good at. Do what you are good at, and do it very well.

“Success comes from doing what you are good at.”

“Failure comes from doing what you are not good at.”

Don’t do something because people want you to do it. Don’t do something because your parents or your friends want you to do it.

Do something because you want to do it. Do it because it is the right thing to do for yourself. For your growth. For your development. For your career. For your relationships. For your health. For your happiness. For your spiritual being. Just do it!

Don’t allow people to make critical decisions for you. Make your decisions yourself, and take responsibility for making them.

Don’t pretend to be busy when you are not really doing anything. If you do that, you are wasting your time.

Remember that if you waste your time, you are wasting your life. Don’t waste your life. Don’t lie to yourself. Be honest with yourself.

If you want to be successful in life, be honest with yourself. Don’t fool yourself.

Are you ready to stop fooling yourself?

Playing Not To Lose

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A lot of us want to succeed, but we are playing it too safe. Success does not come from playing a safe game. Success does not come from playing not to get hurt. Success does not come from play not to make mistakes.

Playing a safe game is playing to be comfortable. Playing a safe game is playing to remain in your comfort zone. But if you want to move yourself to the next level, if you want to grow, to be successful, to be happier, to be healthier, you MUST be ready to play the real game.

You cannot win at anything unless you are ready to be uncomfortable. You cannot win at anything unless you are ready to do things differently. If you keep doing the same thing over and over again, you will continue to get the same old, boring results.

If you change what you are doing, how you are doing it, the result will change.

“It is impossible to win the race unless you venture to run, impossible to win the victory unless you dare to battle.”- Richard M. Devos

Don’t play a safe game, play it differently, and you will get a different result. If you play it safe, you will be safe, but nothing will happen in your life. There will be no growth.

You will always win if you are ready to get dirty, to be honest with yourself. Doing something the first time is scary, and it will always be scary. But don’t let that stop you from facing your fears. Don’t let that stop you from aggressively pursuing your dreams. If you don’t do it, no one will do it for you.

Success is within your reach, but ready to be uncomfortable.