“Beware of false knowledge, it is more dangerous than ignorance.”– George Bernard Shaw, playwright
“What a man thinks either builds up his character or pulls it down.“- Henry Thomas Hamblin
“You are the architect of your own life: it is yours to make or to mar. By the power of thoughts you are building; are you building aright?”– Henry Thomas Hamblin
Be honest with yourself. If you are not true to yourself, you will find it hard to pursue your purpose in life. And if you are not pursuing your purpose in life, you are pursuing someone else’s dreams. Cynthia Ozick said, “To want to be what one can be is purpose in life.”
To be true to yourself, make sure your dreams are yours. You need a clear vision, a clear goal, a definite chase of your purpose. But if you are not true to yourself, you cannot pursue your purpose.
For example, if you are good at something, and you are blindly pursuing something that you are not good at, you are not being honest with yourself. You are deceiving yourself. You are redirecting yourself to a different direction. A direction that will never lead you to your final destination. It will lead you to a land of unhappiness.
“It takes more effort to avoid the truth than it takes to face it.”- Robert J. Braathe
No matter where you are, always be true to yourself. Don’t let people tell you something different. You are who you are for a reason. Your reasons for being here are what you should pursue. If you pursue your WHY with all your power, you will achieve your dreams. But if you are not honest with yourself, if you keep telling yourself lies, if you keep doing the wrong things, if you keep pretending that everything is okay with you, you will never achieve your purpose in life. Learn how to face reality. Don’t ignore reality. If you do, it will come after you.
“Life can only be understood backwards; but it must be lived forwards.”- Kierkegaard