On this episode The Chris LoCurto Show, we’re discussing the lies we’re told, the lies we tell ourselves, and the lies we believe ALL 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, from believing in yourself, from becoming an entrepreneur, or from _________ [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, worry, or “better” judgement… it’s just a force of habit.
Who knowingly shares that kind of stuff?
Sadly, the kind of person who’s already self-sabotaged and destroyed themselves.
What happens to the person who is told these lies?
They begin to believe the lies, and make up their own. Unfortunately, this perpetuates the cycle of self-sabotage.
Is it possible that some people are just selfish?
Of course! But any great parent, friend, sibling, or teacher understands that “you can’t do…” or “you won’t become…” is a great way to destroy someone.
Stop believing the lies!
Here’s what I want you to do:
- Make a list of all the lies you’ve been told, and you 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! You HAVE to battle the lies with the truths.
- Start putting up boundaries between yourself and the people who are telling you those lies. Do NOT go and attack them… do NOT go crazy. They don’t understand it, and that’s okay… if you want to have the discussion with them, share this episode with them.