Honesty is going to take you places in life that you never could have dreamed and it’s the easiest thing you can practice in order to be happy, successful and fulfilled.Honesty is part of the foundation of my core values and principles. It’s about being real with yourself and others about who you are, what you want and what you need to live your most authentic life.Other times, I was convincing myself I wasn’t good enough or able to do something my heart was really set on.
When you lie, you delude yourself into believing what you’re saying.
You start digging a hypothetical ditch, even if with an infant-sized spoon, that will keep getting bigger over time.
I’d much rather lay all my cards on the table and be forthcoming and transparent about my aspirations and intents.
As I matured during my 20s, I learned to leave deception and lies to the CIA agents in the movies — in the land of fiction, where they belong. It’s led me to form a network of family, friends and business partners who I trust and respect, as we can all mutually benefit from this truth.
Honesty cuts through deception and knifes its way through deceit and lies. Honesty promotes openness, empowers us and enables us to develop consistency in how we present the facts.
Honesty sharpens our perception and allows us to observe everything around us with clarity. Lying is equally bad whether you are deceiving others or yourself.Telling the truth and backing it up with actions show respect for what’s right and an esteem for ethical and moral integrity.Honesty is one of the key components to character and one of the most admired traits of any successful, responsible person.Honesty cuts through red tape, distraction, frustration and indecision.Honesty gets you where you want to go faster because you live how you really feel.Success, for me, is not quantified in terms of dollars, sales or number of Facebook followers. I value success in terms of character, self-awareness, honesty, emotional intelligence and hard work.How we treat ourselves, others and how we use our talents to improve the lives of others.I’ve always carried myself with a candidness (and I’d like to believe genuineness) which demonstrates a reflection of my thoughts. Honesty has endeared me to many people of influence and, simply to my friends and loved ones.Honesty is never contrived or inauthentic — it’s always the genuine article.We stay right in our own tracks or much worse, go backwards. Honesty engenders confidence, faith, empowers our willpower and represents us in the best way for others to see and witness our example. In an honesty experiment conducted by two University of Notre Dame professors, results showed that telling the truth is good for our health: The above results were presented at the American Psychological Association’s Annual Convention four years ago.Respectable, admired behavior is always carried out with honesty.