To know yourself, you must sacrifice the illusion that you already do.
Many of us think we have a good understanding of who we are. A lot of us are even CONFIDENT that we do.
I was one of those people.
I, for a long time, believed I was one of the most grateful people I knew. And for a while it was true.
And then it wasn’t.
But despite the change, I would have still said I was.
The mirror never lies, but the man looking into it lies to themselves.
Just like we need our true friends to tell us we’re not fat after one day of eating 2 large calzones, or I needed my training partner to tell me I didn’t shrink the day I missed a workout, we need people to tell us when we’re lying to ourselves about who we are.
Unfortunately, most of us lack the ability to stifle the ego enough to hear an outside voice of reason.
We lack humility.
But humility isn’t the lies society puts around it.
Humility doesn’t mean living small meager lives. It’s not about living a mediocre life.
Humility is about knowing no matter how far you’ve come, no matter how much you’ve done, and what you already have accomplished that you still have a lot to learn.
This week, I was humble enough to take a hard lesson to heart and despite the blow to the ego, I’m using it to grow.
Fuck societies standard of humility.
It’s a handcuff to prevent you from hitting your potential. What I’m saying is this.
Be humble in the fact that no matter what you think of yourself, you can always learn more, and putting the ego on the back shelf and using the REAL definition of humility, you can really look in the mirror, listen to those you trust and discover who you are.
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