#127: Ruthless Reality
the truth that cannot be embellished
Physical fitness is ruthless. Unlike other things I can embellish, I can’t weigh less than I do nor can I run 10 km faster than I do. Wearing black tight leggings, putting on make-up, and standing in a certain pose will do nothing to the results. Physical fitness is an unbiased realm: my running speed, or ability to do a split cannot be bought, inherited, or stolen. The conditions enabling these capabilities can be more or less privileged, but the ruthless truth of my abilities speaks for itself.
The other features in this realm are understanding (of anything), charisma, confidence, and persuasion. I can only earn my understanding of a topic and I can only build up my confidence. There is a way to fake the consequences of these things: I can buy, inherit or steal them. Yet, there is no way to fake the power of truly feeling them. The presence or absence of these qualities shines through whatever facade I put up: to my own self in the first place.
In most cases, a woman wants to feel beautiful and desired, a leader wants to feel loved, and any person wants to feel needed. The individuals who both have it and don’t know where they stand in their hearts. If I don’t come in touch with the ruthless reality of where I stand, without any cover-ups, I risk not feeling the pain that will motivate me to get what I truly desire.