Your perception and your reality must be in alignment before you can truly live a Legacy Lifestyle.
The truth is that no matter how self-aware and honest you think you’re being with yourself and everyone else, there are times where what you say is not what you actually mean. Times when your perception and reality are not aligned. We see this in all areas of our lives. But being able to recognize it for what it is and acknowledge it means that we can take the necessary actions to fix the problem.
In our fitness, we may think our body is good (telling us one thing), yet we bend over to pick something up and it pops or aches (telling us another). This is your body telling you that, in reality, you’re not doing or paying attention to what you should. We do the same with our nutrition. Did you know that studies have shown that people truly believe they are eating better, or eating less than they actually are? This is a good example of a time when perception and reality are different.
In our spirituality or faith, we think we are living one way but realize, after closer evaluation, that we are living something entirely different. It is not difficult to become stagnant in our spiritual practices. Even if you’re going to church every week or meditating daily. If you are running on autopilot instead of being present and working to grow your understanding and personal awareness in your faith practice, you are not doing what you’ve said you are doing.
The trick, and something that so many of us struggle with, including me, is to become self-aware enough to recognize when you are telling yourself stories. When you are lying to yourself, or others, about what you are doing and who you are working to become. This is one of those places in your life that you can’t “fake it til you make it,” because reality trumps perception every single time. But if you can self-evaluate and acknowledge where in your life the perception and the reality are out of alignment, you can take the necessary steps to course correct.
Aligning your perception with reality is vital to living a Legacy Lifestyle. Living your Legacy only happens once you stop lying to yourself and everyone else and begin to stand solidly in reality and truth every single day. When you are swinging singles and staying ruthlessly committed to bringing your dreams to life. And you can’t do that if you’re lying to yourself about who you are and what you’re doing.