In a world caught between human folly and Godly wonders therein lies the world of self-justifying excuses.
Yes we want to be our best, yes, we want to surrender to the Glory that is ours but are we willing to double down? Are we willing to do the things we must do to become the person we want to be?
Change don’t come easy. Do more truth.
Life is by its nature a transformative journey which unfolds in unforeseeable ways.
So why, when we want to change in a certain way, do we seek to defend poor choices and justify ridiculous ideas fueled by self-will and egocentric thinking?
One more glass of wine won’t bust my diet, I’m so stressed, I need something to calm me down.
He doesn’t need to know I spent that much, besides, I never treat myself.
She won’t remember I didn’t clean up that mess, besides, I work so hard all day.
This is the last purchase I’ll make this month, besides, I deserve it.
Self–justification describes how, when we encounter a moment of cognitive dissonance (the state of having inconsistent thoughts, beliefs, or attitudes, especially as relating to behavioral decisions and attitude change), or a situation in which we behave inconsistently with our beliefs, that we tend to justify our behavior and deny any negative feedback associated with the consequences.
We stop lying to ourselves and get out of our own way when we start making change easier.
If you don’t want to cheat on your diet, and you are eating because you are stressed, meditate instead of medicate with food.
If you want to save money, but keep buying yet another small treat for yourself, then cut up the cards and hold a handful of cash for yourself to spend each week.
If you are too tired to clean up your mess, then don’t make such big ones. Use less and clean as you go.
Read here for 10 Smart Ways to Stop Lying to Yourself