We all lie to ourselves.
Sometimes we make ourselves small to soften our impact in the world. We think maybe the world isn’t ready for our full power.
Sometimes, the pendulum swings to the other end of the spectrum, and entitlement makes an appearance. We figure we’ve worked hard and the world owes us. (BTW, it’s almost always true that we’re working hard, our energy is simply misapplied.)
There’s massive territory in between these two ends of the spectrum that I haven’t mentioned yet:
- maybe you lie about what matters most to you
- maybe you tell yourself that you have to play a specific role in your family
- perhaps you have some ideas about your age and how it impacts your career.
Today’s question looks at patterns:
When it comes to your work, how do you lie to yourself and others in your life?