Honesty is not about telling the truth. It’s about being real about yourself and others about who you really are. Honesty cuts through deception like hot wax and eats away at the deceit. It leads to a full free life.
We need to have an authentic life if we’re going to be successful at anything in life.
Honesty promotes openness and empowers and enables us to develop a consistent life. It’s how we present the facts in out lives. Honesty sharpens our perception and allows us to observe the things around us with clarity.
The integrity of the upright guides them but the crookedness of the treacherous destroys them.Proverbs 11:3
Integrity is the practice of being honest and showing a consistent and uncompromising adherence to strong moral and ethical principles and values. Integrity is regarded as the honesty and truthfulness or accuracy of one’s actions.
The Tangled Web We Weave
The opposite of honesty is deception or lying. Lying is bad whether you are deceiving yourself or others. When you lie, you delude yourself into believing what your saying. You start digging a hole for yourself that keeps getting bigger and bigger overtime. You confuse yourself, confuse others, lose credibility and put yourself in harms way.
The worst kind of lying we practice is in order to deceive, when we lie to ourselves. We start with Messing around with our concept of morality, as well as our dreams and desires. I have lied to protect my secrets of my past. To make people look at me as a strong person. Believe me your only hurting yourself when you do this.
When you lie and you know it’s wrong your inner core wares and rebels against you. You are mentally committed to doing what you lied about because you have to keep up a front about yourself. It’s not who you really are.
When I looked back on what I lied about I was only trying to excuse what my mother did to me. And misrepresent my own shortcoming for why I was like the way I was. It produces temporary pleasure for me. But in the end I felt worse about myself that before I I had lied.
This discouraging path I was on manifested itself in ways that I couldn’t possibly perceive at the time. It set me back by delaying whatI wanted to do with my life. It took away the ability to take chances that my heart was willing to take.
Despite its temptation, ease of use and false promises, lying gets us nowhere in the end. We tend to stay right where we are because we are trying to keep our lies from being found out. It drags us down even more. Instead of moving forward we end up going backward.
Honesty and seeking truth is ways the path to follow. Honesty gains confidence, faith, empowers are willpower and represents us in the best light possible to see the real us.
Telling the truth when tempted to lie can improve a persons mental and physical health.
Respectable behavior is always carried by honesty. Telling the truth and backing it up with actions will show respect and an esteem for what’s right with ethical and moral integrity. It make you a responsible person.
Success for me is not about money, sales, or the amount of friends I have on Facebook. It’s about character, self-awareness, emotional intelligence and honesty and hard work. How we treat ourselves and others improve or lives and the lives of others.
Honesty is the first a Chapter in the book of wisdomThomas Jefferson
Honesty is always genuine. We must lay out our cards on the table and be transparent if we want to have a better life for ourselves