They’re just little lies.
You know the little soul band-aids I’m talking about? They tell you “just one” is hardly a problem. But you KNOW that one leads to another and another until you’re headlong back into a bad habit.
Whether it’s a cookie, a cigarette, a missed day at the gym or that glub glub of red in a wine glass – you know your poison.
Well meaning people will try to assuage your doubts, believing the best of you – but the best of friends say, “Warning, warning! This is fire not to be played with!” They WANT the best for you (and are well aware of the worst of you.)
Generally, when we want to go back to our poison, we do it in secret — because the LAST thing we want to hear is that we shouldn’t. ‘Cause we really WANT to…whatever.
Bad habits are a slippery slope. They are familiar grooves in our soul and the OLD us wants to play that record again. That’s why it’s best not to play…even a little bit.
These pretty little lies talk you out of your resolve and make you forget why you quit in the first place. Seductive little buggers, they’ll even begin crafting a whole new story just to defend your lapse.
So you fall. And you stay there for a little bit until you really do remember why you quit in the first place.
The good news is, each day offers the chance to start over. In fact, each moment extends that opportunity.
We’re all grown-ups and don’t need to hit rock bottom to make smart decisions.
We just need to love the truth more than the lure of those pretty little lies.
If they weren’t pretty, we wouldn’t fall for them. So how do we know they are trouble?
When you protect them, hide them, defend them and don’t allow anyone to dare broach them with the light of a question…that’s your warning sign.
My pretty little lie is revealed toward the end of this week’s video, and if any of you have stumbled, I hope it helps you get back up again:
How appropriate that TRUTH is our new WOW!