You’re welcome for the earworm.
I don’t lie. Or, at least, I try not to. After all, I’ve been a liar in my life, and I’ve found that the truth, even when it sucks, leads me to living a better life.
So, when I lie, even unintentionally, I need to call myself on my bullshit.
That’s what I’m doing here.
My lie: I respond to every message I get.
It used to be true.
It still is my intention.
But it’s not the actual truth, and I know this because I have right now 280 social media messages I’ve not yet responded to.
One year ago, I cleared my inbox every day, and was horrified at the idea of having outstanding contacts.
I fell behind.
And this is WITH connecting with/answering dozens of people every day, I am still behind. And I’m struggling with the person I feel I am (answers my messages) and that reality (hasn’t answered 280 messages, probably 281 by now).
I’m not posting this with any sort of meta message. Or for pity or sympathy. Maybe for a bit of empathy…
Because we all know people who lie not because they mean to, but because they can’t keep up with their promises or because their hope is greater than their abilities.
Maybe you are one of us as well, sometimes, in some ways.
- Maybe you promised to spend more time with your partner, but work is crushing you.
- Maybe you told yourself that this time, this relationship would be different.
- Maybe you assured someone that the work would get done on time.
So, I’mma be kind to myself and create a plan to tackle my lie.
Now that I’ve called me out on my bullshit.
If you have something you’re not doing or haven’t done that you said you would/could, feel free to join me.
Feel free to self-identify and share, if you’d like. Feel free to make a plan, and work it.
This is really about me and what I have to do to live up to the me standards I set for myself.