Be True to Yourself

Can you really lie to yourself?  If you know that you are being deceitful how can you lie to yourself?  I don’t think you can.  Perhaps you can believe that something is true and it may very well be false.  Your perception of a situation may in fact be your reality but your perception may miss the intended message, or could simply be an incorrect interpretation.

What I mean is can you truly lie to yourself?  Seems to me you know the truth, therefore you lie to others and cheat yourself.  That’s a lose-lose all around.  For example, you can say that during your last (insert martial art match, school test, workout, etc here) and afterwards you say you really gave it your all.  You left it all on the mat and gave it your best.  But you know if you really gave your best or had more left in the gas tank.  You know if you could have done better, tried harder, given more.  You can lie to your coach, teachers and teammates, maybe even your loved ones, but you know the truth.

As I mentioned, I don’t think you can lie to yourself; you cheat yourself and lie to others.  At least that’s what I think.

Being self serving, perhaps another topic all together, but along the lines of lying to the world, while you know the truth of your underhanded manipulation.  In this case you can’t lie to everyone because some see through the facade and self serving ways with perfect granularity.  But again, you know the truth.

Now, if you are true to yourself and act accordingly there is a different outcome.  And that’s a win-win for all involved.  Don’t cheat yourself by being less than forthcoming because really, can you lie to yourself?  Be true to yourself and everything else will fall into place.

Train Hard * Train Smart * Live well

Integrity

Doing the right thing when no one is looking.  That is the simplified description that the Marines taught me as a young man.  Simple enough though not always easy.  It is most certainly a great way to live.  Doing the right thing is seldom the easy road, but is always the better traveled.

In my opinion being a man of integrity leads to solid charachter.  If you choose to not do what is right and no one finds out who are you cheating?   At a minimum your cheating yourself.

On the other hand, people will see through  your lack of candor, self-serving ways or whatever the case may be.  Sooner or later the truth will be seen.  What good can come from that?  Lacking integrity leads to more negative aspects.  To me, a lack of integrity is a character flaw that equates to being untrustworthy and without honor.  That my freinds is no way to live.

Don’t cheat others or yourself, live with integrity and do the right thing, even when no one is looking.

Train Hard * Train Smart * Live well

New Blog Coming Soon…

So much is going on these days.  Cyberspace is full of information, much useful, some misleading.  Here you will find short short thoughts of mine from time to time.  Still working things out on this page and looking forward to sharing my thoughts.

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