George Washington was wrong. Sometimes it’s essential to tell “a lie”
“Talking about yesterday’s wrongs keeps each detail alive in your memory.”—Tai Moses
Janet walked into yesterday’s power posse a bit late. She told us later. “I just love walking in here—it feels like I’m walking through a doorway into magic.”
What a cool image! Walking into magic.
And that’s what happens every time I open my email or my blog. You guys keep me inspired. The other day, a beautiful woman mentioned on my blog that she was “hanging by a thread.” I want to thank you all for stepping up and passing on some good mojo, for strengthening that thread into a veritable lifeline. You guys are just so awesome!
One of the commenters mentioned that this was the time to lie. This was the time to forget Pinocchio, abandon that old “I can NOT tell a fib thing” that George Washington is so famous for.
I, of course, prefer to call it telling a different story. But it’s essential for letting go so the future can be different from the past. His advice was so right on that I want to share it here.
Take it away Josh Lugembe. You can find his blog here:
“Perhaps this will come to you a bit late with the measure of time. But I’m sure it isn’t late.
“Please, allow me to tell you a little secret… and that’s, lie. Yes, tell lots of lies.
“I call them lies because that’s what people call them.
“But they aren’t lies… they are what you want to see happen in your life.
“Before I was a published writer I told the whole world that I was. And in no time, I was.
“I remember one time friends at work were talking about what cars they were driving… and I wasn’t driving any. But since none of them knew me well, I told them I have a BMW. Well, I had that BMW in less than three months.
“Once I wanted to work in a big advertising agency, and what did I tell friends? Well, I was working in one. I remember a friend asked me, how do you get paid? While I had no idea on how agencies pay their creatives, I said I get commission. Well, that was in January, on 1st March I was in central London working in one of the top 5 advertising agencies.
“I can tell you a few more examples… but here is the point. Tell the story you want to see… not the story you are frustrated to see.
“I know it’s hard at first but if we want a change, we must change the language we use to define or express our realities.
“So no more talking about what has already happened, it’s of no use to us.
“Now it’s time to talk more about what you want to see happen.
“At first you’d want to laugh out loud as you say, ‘My health is so good, I will be running marathon next year!’, ‘Amazing things flow my way all the time…’, ‘Just look how blessed I am! Just look at it…!
So don’t wait until something happen before you believe, believe because that’s how it will happen. And most of all, make it like a game because seriousness will have a resistance to it, and you don’t want that.
“Change your language, change your life.”
Thanks, Josh, for sharing your wisdom.
Pam Grout is the author of 17 books including E-Squared: 9 Do-it-Yourself Energy Experiments that Prove Your Thoughts Create Your Reality and the recently-released sequel, E-Cubed, 9 More Experiments that Prove Mirth, Magic and Merriment is your Full-time Gig.