Zorga Principle #2: Dedicate yourself to the truth and radical acceptance of reality. 

The firmer your grasp on reality, the more power you will have to alter it for your purposes. – Robert Greene

Success in this world is determined by your understanding of it. Seeing reality and the truth is critical. If you think up is down or left is right you’ll have no idea what direction you’re actually going in and will end up wildly off course. And there is a war for your mind going on in these modern times with our millions of distractions, lies or deceptions and that only makes seeing reality even more difficult.

Our ability to see clearly is a major advantage. Whether it’s in business, war or love, you need to be able to see reality properly. If you can’t see reality, then you can’t make proper decisions and honestly won’t understand how bad (or good) things are. If you don’t accept reality, then you’ll be wasting energy on things you can’t change. See life as it is, not as you want it to be. See life like a scientist.

Many people live in massive denial. Are you a “little heavy” or are you obese? Could you “do a little better” or are you “phoning it in” as a parent, employee or friend? Is your life “hopeless and miserable” or do you have food and shelter but perhaps need to improve your situation to achieve more satisfaction and joy? Are you believing conspiracies or things that have no scientific or at least common sense proof? 

Confront reality. If you’re fat, admit it. If you have a stack of bills or tasks, you need to deal with that. If your life sucks, make a plan and take action using Zorga. You don’t have to beat yourself up (and it wouldn’t be helpful to do so), but you do need to be honest with yourself about life and your current status. Once you see clearly, the path to a better life becomes much clearer. 

Life happens and good and bad things happen. Sometimes awful things happen or you have to grind for years on end. Acceptance of that is the way forward in getting on with your life. Accept everything that’s ever happened to you and release it. Don’t let it hold power over you. Accept reality and accept yourself fully to begin making the changes you need to make in your life. 

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