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How to Stop Lying to Ourselves: A Call for Self-Awareness

Self-awareness and change

If you aren't aware of what you're currently doing, it's very hard to change your life with any degree of consistency. 

Measurement bings self-awareness in line with reality.  Once you're aware of what's actually going on, you can make accurate decisions 

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How to Stop Lying to Ourselves: A Call for Self-Awareness

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Self-awareness -> Self Improvement

You need self-awareness before you can achieve self-improvement.

If you're serious about getting better at something, then one of the first steps is to know—in black-and-white terms—where you stand.

Self-awareness and change

If you aren't aware of what you're currently doing, it's very hard to change your life with any degree of consistency. 

Measurement bings self-awareness in line with reality.  Once you're aware of what's actually going on, you can make accurate decisions 

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