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Are You “Living For Your Fictional Self?”


Be comfortable with yourself. Stop trying to avoid yourself. It is not going to work. Because you can’t get away from yourself, from your mind, from your body, and from your soul. Other people can get away from you, but you cannot get away from yourself.

Since you can’t get away from yourself, then what are you going to do to reconnect with yourself, with your inner world?

Phillip C. McGraw says, “Living for your fictional self, whether it is a totally dominant force or just a partial one, is a dangerous state of being that diverts, absorbs, and robs your life energy.” Do not deceive yourself. When things are not going well for you, do not hide it. If you hide it, you are not deceiving others, you are deceiving yourself. You are stealing from your own life. You are crushing your own growth, your own success. Life is precious. Do not do that to yourself.

Your life matters. Start living it. Stop believing in where you were yesterday. Stop thinking about what didn’t go your way. It is a waste of your precious time to focus your attention on things that are no longer with you. Learn to let go. Letting go leads to freedom. When you let go of things that are eating you alive, you will attract better things, life-giving things into your life.

Do not fake it till you live it. Live it till you fake it. Do not fake your life. Be you, no matter what. Be comfortable living with yourself. If you cannot live with yourself, then where are you going to go?

What Time Teaches Us About Life

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Time is life. If you want to enjoy your life, use your time wisely. Here are 6 powerful lessons you can learn from time:

Remember that it is never too late to live your life.

“Better late than never.”- Livy

Do not let anything stop you from living your dreams. Because it is never too late to live your life. You can start right now.

Do not waste your time on worthless things. Use your time to grow your life.

“Remember always your end, and that lost time does not return.”- Thomas a Kempis

Use your time wisely. Do not use it to chase other people’s dreams. The time you have here on this earth is limited. If you waste it, you will never get it back.

Enjoy every moment of your life.

“Enjoy the present day, trusting very litttle to the morrow.”- Horace

You do not know what is going to happen tomorrow. You do not know where you will end up tomorrow. Now that you know where you are, you know what you are doing, why not spend it with yourself?

Time is life. Your time is your life.

“Time is the life of the soul.”- Henry Wadsworth Longfellow

Time is not waiting for you to get ready to start living your life. If you are not living your best life now, you are losing it. According to Horace, “Each passing year robs us of some possession.”

Time waits for no one.

“Time glides by, and we grow old with the silent years; and the days flee away with no restraining curb.”- Ovid

Time is not waiting for you. If you want to succeed, if you want to get yourself to the top, you must focus on what is important to you, to the people around you.

Learn from your past.

“It may be that in the future you will be helped by remembering the past.”- Virgil

Your past is important to you. To know where you are going, you must not forget where you are coming from. Because you can’t live your life without your past. Learn from it. It is important.