«We lie to others for myriad reasons, but we also lie to ourselves for myriad reasons also.»(с)
Lying to yourself is saying that everything is fine with you when everything is sucks. Pretending to be happy when you feel like your life is passing you by.
Lying to yourself is blaming others for your feelings. To allow your feelings and emotions to be influenced by someone else's behavior. To be offended, believing that you are being hurt. To be angry, believing you are being angry.
Lying to yourself is to think that achieving some desirable goal will make you happy. A house, a career, a wedding, money.. Happiness is your decision.
Lying to yourself is "cutting corners", working half-heartedly, starting something knowing you're not ready to go all the way.
Lying to yourself is "sticking your head in the sand, "saying "everything passes," instead of making hard decisions.
Lying to yourself is trying to escape from your problems. To another job, to another partner, to another country, to another addiction.. You can't run away from yourself.
Lying to yourself is to strive for what you don't need for a long time, to go around in circles, thinking that you are moving forward.
Lying to yourself is avoiding new things, limiting your life to your comfort zone, while expecting new changes and accomplishments.
Lying to yourself is worrying about what you've done in the past, blaming yourself for misbehavior, thinking you could have done things differently.
Lying to yourself is trying to earn love by manipulating another. Controlling him or her and punishing him or her for not conforming to your expectations.
Lying to yourself is saying you like being alone without admitting you're not ready to take responsibility. Or to maintain an outmoded relationship for fear of being alone.
Lying to yourself is to seek approval from others without finding it in yourself.
Lying to yourself is to think that someone needs you for nothing. The world is only interested in what it can get from you.
Lying to yourself is to think that you are always objective and know more than others.
Lying to yourself is to believe that the world will meet all your expectations. To count on expectations, to plan on expectations, to dream on expectations. And to be offended when expectations are not met.
Lying to yourself is to hope that you can lie to others and not be deceived yourself.
Lying to yourself is to live a life that is not your own.