The ONE THING for today

“The” truth

One of the hardest things to do is to accept the truth.

It is much easier to focus on true things; true things that make us feel good or validate what we want to do.

For example, it may be true that someone hurt you but the truth may be that there are serious character flaws in how you interact with people and until you acknowledge your role and make changes you will always be getting hurt by someone.

It may be true that you’ve worked very hard lately and deserve a little pampering; but the truth is you can’t afford financially that pampering. You can come up with all kinds of true justifications as to why you should spend money on yourself but the truth is you can’t afford it, no amount of fiddling with the numbers will change the truth.

The ONE THING for today: Discovering “the” truth, not just truth, is one of the most important responsibilities we have. It’s easy to find true things that make us feel good and validates what we want to do, but uncovering “the” truth (the big picture, the reality) is much, much more important.

Bottom line, don’t allow true things to distract you from the truth.  After the Titanic hit the iceberg there were many nice true things that the passengers could have focused on, but the truth was that the Titanic was sinking–to ignore that reality was fatal.

 

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