Full Potential Blog #3
Being Brutally Honest with Yourself
What is up everyone?! I hope everyone has had an amazing month and read my last blog about "Failure." If not, feel free to go back and look at that post. This month I will talk about "Being Brutally Honest with Yourself" and how this will help you reach your Full Potential. Lets get started on taking another step towards your Full Potential!
Being Brutally Honest with Yourself
I am not going to lie - this topic may seem a little harsh and mean at times but it is one of the best tools to acquire in order to grow as a person and reach your Full Potential. It's meant to make yourself really question if you do the right things or not. It will push you to find out what you really want and what you truly believe in. With that in mind, let's remember that we are growing and learning as people and to keep open minds to grow as students of life. I will have ten tips at the end of this blog on how to be brutally honest with yourself.
Most people in life today live day by day while avoiding their problems or making excuses for themselves. People want to make a lot of money, travel, run their own business or be famous but they don't want to put in the work to get there. Instead, often times they make excuses or don't call themselves out when they aren't doing the right thing. To really find out and get what you actually want out of life; you have to be brutally honest with yourself.
Being brutally honest with yourself is not easy, but it is necessary for growth and the ability to reach your Full Potential. Dig down deep and really think about what you want out of life. Think about what makes you happy or the things you want to be good at. Today people just want to be socially successful and they think that will make them happy. So they end up doing things that they actually don't like just to impress other people. This can lead to a very unhappy and unhealthy life style. So, dig down deep and really think about what you want with life and not what you think society will think is cool.
After finding out what you really want and the hobbies that make you the happiest in life, be honest with yourself on how you are going to reach those goals. Most people don't reach the goals they want because they give excuses or fail to see what is really going on. If you are doing something that isn't helping you reach your goals or is keeping you from getting to the next level, be honest and hold yourself accountable. Most people want to point fingers and blame others for not reaching their goals. At the end of the day the only person who can make you reach your goal is yourself - nobody else.
Take action for what you want. Make things happen. Go get your goals. Move one degree a day towards your goal. If something isn't going right, be honest with yourself and find out what you are doing wrong to fix the problem. The reason being brutally honest with yourself is so hard is because nobody wants to point out the negative/bad things that they do. It's not fun to hear criticism about things you suck at or hear people say you shouldn't do something. Most people talk themselves out of hard things, or come up with reasons not to feel guilty or bad about failing to do the right thing. It is okay to feel bad and guilty because if you listen to those feelings instead of talking yourself out of them, you will most likely learn from it and end up doing the right thing.
When things get hard, people fade. Don't fade. Stay strong to what you want and what you believe in. Take complete ownership for your actions. Know deep down what the right thing to do is and then do it. Think of it like waking up in the morning. If you hear your alarm, you know the right thing to do is to wake up and start your day versus hitting the snooze button and rushing out the door for work.
Being brutally honest will help you stay on track to reach your goals. It will help you grow as a person, be a better person, and help you realize what you really want out of your life which will bring much joy and purpose to your life. Its one of the hardest things to do, but also one of the most rewarding.
Tips on How to Be Brutally Honest with Yourself
1. Find out what YOU really want instead of what others want.
2. Find out what helps you reach your goals.
3. Find out what holds you back from your goals
4. Stay true to your key values
5. Call yourself out for making excuses
6. Don't talk yourself out of your guilt
7. Dig down deep and know what is right and wrong
8. Don't point fingers and blame others.
9. Take ownership for your actions
10. Be brutally honest with yourself.
Being brutally honest with yourself is a big part in life to help you grow as a person and reach your Full Potential. Don't make excuses and really find out what you want and make it happen. Thank you so much for reading this month's post. Feel free to subscribe to get updates on posts.
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