If you’re sincere about seeking the truth, you won’t be distracted by the source or tone through which it arrives.
The truth is only harsh if you’re not willing to accept it.
The harshness enters when we need to hear something more palatable or pleasant about ourselves because we need the validation that says that we’re not so bad.
But that’s the problem right there.
We use the truth to judge ourselves instead of grow, that’s why it feels harsh.
If we embrace it, we embrace growth, and growth is never bad, except for the people that you sometimes leave behind because they don’t want to grow with you.
Don’t let that stop you, because when they do decide to grow on their own, they’ll leave you behind.
That’s why you need to own your life, and create opportunities for others to own theirs.
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