We live in a day and age of fake news where half-truths are everywhere. At first glance, these partial truths don't seem so hard to swallow. We desire peace in our hearts, in our minds, and in our bodies. So, we become less busy or busier. We set goals of numbers that we want to see on the scale by January 31st. We get a new planner to fill with all the things we want to do. We buy into the lie that we are what we do, we are what the scale says we have become, and we are what the calendar block of the day tells us.
It's not the outright harmful, evil, or unjust lies that are dangerous; they are the easily recognizable ones. However, the half-truths - the ones that mingle truth and falsehood with the deliberate intent to deceive? Those are the ones we need to pay attention to.
On Episode 82, Daniel and Christina Im walk through two of the common lies that we believe about ourselves reframed as half-truths: You are what you do and You are your past. These two lies are from Daniel's book, You Are What You Do: And Six Other Lies about Work, Life, and Love.
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In This Episode, You Will Hear About:
Daniel's latest book, You Are What You Do and Six Other Lies About Work, Life, & Love
The lies we believe about ourselves
The dangers of believing that you are what you do and you are your past
Why we need to overcome these lies and how to overcome them
Resources Mentioned During the Episode:
Grab a copy of Daniel's new book, You Are What You Do and Six Other Lies About Work, Life, & Love
Listen to our This Is Us episode where we share about our past and the purpose of our podcast
Quotables & Tweetables:
"A life dictated by doing is not much of a life at all." @danielsangi
"Freedom and flexibility are hallmarks of the gig economy." @danielsangi
"In doers, I don't want to trust."@danielsangi
"No wonder we over-identify with our jobs - we've been conditioned to do so, both from within and from without."@danielsangi
"Unfortunately, the thing about pretending is that it always leads to anxiety. You're constantly looking over your shoulder, wondering when you'll be found out, and what will happen then."@danielsangi
"When we let this lie define our lives, we inevitably end up neglecting the relationships that mean the most to us, our emotional well-being, and our spiritual health." @danielsangi
"We're called human beings, and not human doings." @danielsangi
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