It’s important to make sure that our actions and our opinions are congruent with the things that we believe to be absolutely* true about the universe and/or our reality. If I live in a way that is inconsistent with my beliefs or with the values that I proclaim that makes me a hippopotamus.

Similarly, it’s important to make sure our behaviors are congruent with the persons that we are trying to become. This requires self-reflection. How do my daily habits and the activities that I dedicate my time to contribute to me getting closer to the person I hope to be in the future? Are there behaviors that can be pruned away? Are there behaviors that should be added? Then comes the honesty; do I have the will to make those changes, or is my natural instinct to avoid stress, anxiety, and feelings of inadequacy stronger.


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