Why We Lie to Ourselves
Why do we lie to ourselves?
We lie for many reasons. Lies come in many different forms including mistruth, deception, omission and misdirection.
We typically lie to ourselves to avoid perceived pain and to put things off for another day, but what is the root cause?
Lying typically occurs when we want to avoid harming feelings, we want avoid pain or we are just overwhelmed by life's circumstances. We lie to ourselves for these reasons, but thr root cause is a lack of confidence in our ability to remedy our situation.
In order to stop lying to yourself, build your confidence and your skillset. Make sure communication is one of them. Lying breaks trust and leads to damage to our relationships, which in turn leads to more lying. Break the cycle.
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