There is a lot of deception out there. Even the weather is in on it with many places across the country experiencing uncharacteristic sunny temperatures. With so many pieces falling into place, it can be like a game of musical chairs. For sure there is competition for resources, and sometimes with competition comes deception. Consider Volkswagon, they manufactured a car that lies. Or there is the guy who built my fence, but missed properly fastening 18 boards. I’ve left many messages to no avail. Then I did a Google search and discovered he has a habit of starting new businesses and abandoning them. So those boards, like Boz Saggs says, “That was all he missed, and he ain’t comin’ back.”
When things are falling into place, it is not always smooth sailing. In fact, it often is not. That can make you feel doubtful, afraid, or down right mistrusting- even paranoid. It can feel like you are being picked on. When you can, take a moment early this week and give some thought to the ways you might be deceiving yourself. How is that deception getting in the way? This week consider what you might be keeping from yourself.
A woman told me in defense of whopper she told, that everyone lies. She furthered her declaration by saying, “Especially the government.” What does that do for me? How is that helpful? The best way for me to thrive among liars is to be as honest as I can with myself. In order to do that, I do have to recognize that I can lie to myself and it is about as helpful as a stick in the eye. Be honest this week. It will be the best way to expedite the shift that is in place.