Crossing out Lies and writing Truth on a blackboard.

Have you ever just wanted to lie? No not rest, I mean like tell a big fat juicy lie. It’s very tempting at times when we are backed into a corner and we have to choose between disrupting the peace or outright speaking falsely. I want to talk to you today about the importance of telling the truth.

1. Honesty promotes authenticity. Honesty is a reflection of your own thoughts and feelings. If you want people to know who you really are, be honest.

2. Honesty fosters courage. Courage is not the absence of fear. Courage is doing what you know you want or need to do, despite your fear. It takes an immense amount of courage to say what you feel. It is often difficult and takes practice and patience, but he payoffs are enormous.

3. Honesty shows maturity and self-acceptance. There can often be hurt and pain associated with honesty. A mature person conveys honest expression in a style that minimizes painful impact. When others are hurt, the mature, self-accepting person remains in the relationship to work through any pain experienced by the other person.

So there you have it. Let’s put our focus on just simply being honest.

I want to hear from you, what are you thoughts? Leave your comments below.

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