Recently I wrote a post that was inspired by another blog written by Seth Godin. In it, I was pretty harsh with my self criticism and received quite a bit of feedback saying I was too hard on myself and I should look at all I’d accomplished so far. I was surprised at the reaction and wondered if I indeed had been too hard on myself.
I don’t think so and here’s why. Humans are wonderfully able to fool themselves into thinking they are thinner than they really are, more wealthy than their bank accounts would reveal, are smarter than all others and work harder than anyone else around them. We’ve all run into people who make you shake your head in their total lack of self awareness and the ensuing “Are they for real?!!” All too often we fool ourselves into a reality that isn’t based in any truth. And when you work for yourself and don’t have a boss or a spouse or some other accountability person giving us the stink eye when we say we’ve been working really hard, being brutally self honest is extremely important. Let’s face it, no one cares about you or your projects more than you. Ok maybe your Mom does but in her eyes she thinks you do no wrong. Assessing your progress with honesty allows you to move forward with renewed purpose and vigor.
So I’m ok with what I wrote. Just so you know, I’m firmly in the altered reality with regards to my weight but one reality check at a time please!