It is said that ‘no matter the consequences, those who are honest with themselves, get farther in life.”
I am sure that you will have noticed that it says “who are honest with themselves.” – that’s not to say that should then feel the need to be dishonest with those around you. I think that it means that you have to be honest with yourself before you really expect others to be honest with you.
Before you can reach your full potential you have to understand and therefore be honest with yourself regarding your driving factors, such as but not limited to:
What is my passion?
What’s in it for me?
What are my goals?
What do I hope to achieve?
Why am I doing this?
These questions cannot be answered untruthfully if you are hoping to achieve anything of significance.
Strategies and plans will not achieve any level of sustainability and goals will not be met if the very foundations that they are built upon are one of deceit. Perceptions and expectations will not be met and even if you did achieve some sort of success the taste of victory will be somewhat hollow.
What you achieve as an individual and the level of success is determined by the person that you are. The kind of person that you are is determined by the values and morals that you have in your life.
So – tell me, actually better yet – tell yourself. Are you honest with yourself?