Self-Improvement Starts With Ownership

Stop Being In Denial

Jayden Young
3 min readAug 15, 2022


Albert lives his life in constant denial. He thinks he’s an influential person. He lives his life doing nothing but trying to get the attention of other women. In his eyes, all of the women want him. He lies to his guy friends, pretending and acting like he’s tough. Everday he wakes up; his life revolves around his perception of what others think of him. He wants to perceive himself as this adamant, macho-like guy who can have all the women in the world. In reality, deep down, he’s a coward. He’s been running away from all of his insecurities his entire life.

He wears this macho mask so others can see his strength in the world. But, deep down, he’s suffering in silence. You can’t tell him anything because he thinks he’s so powerful. His ego has created this false identity of who he is. As a result, he lacks any accountability for his life and his purpose in it.

The reality is that there are many people out there like Albert. Men who act very macho and tough but in fact, he’s suffering in silence. When you create a false identity with your ego telling you how big and great you are, the reality is you are lying to yourself. Nobody is better than anyone in any way, shape, or form.

Your ego will be stroked when life becomes hard for you, and you can’t handle it, especially if you see others doing things you can’t do. That’s why haters are born. Part of that is our ego thinking how good we are, but the reality is that there will always be others doing better than you.

So many people today are in denial of who they are. A great example is dating today; many have high standards (which isn’t bad) but lack the same principles they have for themselves.

Many people who talk about similar things I do in an entire community are way more successful than I am. But for proper growth, you must learn from those who are better than you and not envy them.
It all starts with taking ownership of yourself.

Instead of being in denial, look at yourself honestly and be objective about where you are in your life. The more you lie to yourself, the more issues will arise within.



Jayden Young

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