One definition found at dictionary.com for the word TRUTH is "conformity with fact or reality".
That pretty much sums it up, doesn't it? What we SAY or DO - if it's based on TRUTH - will conform with FACT or REALITY.
IF it's based on truth - don't miss that point!
All week long I have been discussing our tendency to live a life of lies in many areas and, particularly, in the area of our own progress or lack of it toward our goals and dreams.
We do it to make ourselves feel better yet, in the end, we actually feel worse. We not only make ZERO progress, we actually take several steps back when we live this life of deception.
So now - as always - it is totally up to YOU as to whether you want to keep living that way OR change and live a life of TRUTH.
Yes, sometimes the truth does hurt! But again, how has living a life of lies and following the path of least resistance worked out for you so far?
Unless you've gotten so far away from truth that you've become callous to it - the more you've lived a life of lies the more the truth hurts when you are exposed to it and challenged by it!
There's no where to hide when you remove the excuses, is there? It's basically you standing there naked before the TRUTH about you and your efforts.
But now think about it this way... this can be very exciting and one of those "life moments" that can change the course of your own personal history!
IF you decide to act upon it.
Once you begin to live a life of truth - even when it hurts and even when you'd rather take the easy way out and lie to yourself - the easier you will find it is to live this life of truth!
You will become disciplined and better prepared for this journey toward your goals and dreams.
Hey, have you ever began a workout in order to get in shape? Was it easy at first? Was it fun at first? Did you quit right off?
Many do quit too soon because of the very fact that it's not easy or fun. So, they give up and continue to live the unhealthy life that they have lived for so long and THOUGHT they wanted to get away from. Until they found out that it wasn't going to be easy!
But then there are those that fight through the pain and the sweat and the unpleasantness of getting your body to do what it is unaccustomed to doing - MOVING! Those that stick it out begin to see results and begin to find that the longer they do this exercise routine the easier it becomes. And, yes, torture becomes more of a challenge and even fun along the way.
Why? Because you're body (and mind) has begun to adapt and make the changes that come with the discipline practiced to fight through the first and most difficult part of the program.
So it is with living a life of truth.
You can give up and quit because it's not easy or you can tough it out and DISCIPLINE yourself to stick to your decision to make positive changes in your life.
And, yes, you CAN do it!
And I'm here to help you any way I can. Just remember that deception and denial will lead to nothing but disaster and that TRUTH can actually set you free!
Think about it and then begin to live a life of truth!
And, as you do so be sure to...
"Make it an AWESOME day! (Who else is going to do it for you?)"