The lies that we’re told, the lies we tell ourselves, and the lies we believe hold us back.
When you’re told specific lies from people you love, like parents or family, those words hold you back from becoming something greater or believing in yourself or becoming an entrepreneur or fill in the blank.
Why do people we love tell us lies? It’s usually pretty simple. Most of the time they’ve been beaten down and no longer believe in themselves because of lies they’ve been told. It’s not that they want to destroy you in the process of their concern or worry or “better” judgement, it’s a force of habit.
Is it possible that some people are just selfish? Of course. But any great parent, friend, sibling or teacher understand that “you can’t do…” or “you won’t become…” is a great way to destroy someone. Who knowingly shares that kind of stuff? The kind of person that’s already self-sabotaged and destroyed themselves.
What happens to the person that is told the lies? They begin to believe the lies and make up their own, unfortunately repeating the cycle of self-sabotage.
Stop believing the lies! Here’s what I want you to do:
- Make a list of all the lies you’ve been told and believed.
- After you’ve got the list, put initials beside the lies. Did you tell yourself? Did someone tell you? You’ll start to see a pattern develop.
- Start a new list. This is a list of truths. Write all of the truths in your life out. God loves you. You are important. You are good enough. You are going to be something.
- Start putting up boundaries between yourself and the people that are telling you those lies. Don’t go and attack them, don’t go crazy. They don’t understand it. You might pass on this podcast episode though.
Start focusing on you, stop telling yourself lies and put boundaries in place. If you’ve got junk in your past that you need to work through, do it. Don’t procrastinate. Pick up a copy of Boundaries or contact me about setting up a LifePlan.
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