In a past event that I was part of, I was able to work with a person who made mistakes here and there but never admitted to them. That was understandable to me but also very questionable. I admit that I too made my fair share of mistakes here and there as well. However, I had this tendency to point out what I did wrong when faced with the mistake. I was openly honest and direct because I figured that I wouldn’t want someone else to get blamed for something that I did incorrectly, it just doesn’t seem fair to me. In my opinion, making mistakes because that impossible. However, it is possible to try your best and strive for better accuracy but don’t beat yourself up if you made a mistake.
Why being honest is awesome:
- It keeps you karma clear. You haven’t built up bad karma because you were truthful
- You don’t have to build on more lies
- It reminds people that you are human
- It’s a direct way of communication. No one is beating around the bush
- It allows for people to trust you more and it does build up your credibility as a honest human being.
Honesty does in fact go a long way. It can open and close many doors. Doors that once led to pain and deception can be closed when the truth is told. If you sat down with someone who you felt hostile towards and honestly told them what was in your heart, and how you felt then the chances are that the other person may reciprocate that honesty with you as well. You and that person could finally find some clarity, peace of mind and continue to move forth. How wonderful would it be to be able to move forth with life without and any remorse and bitter feelings?
Doors can be opened for you when your honesty is sought after as an endearing quality. If your feedback and input came from honest, truthful and positive knowledge about a topic, people may find you credible and one to trust. However, if your honesty comes with a negative tone and lies, people will see it and may not help you to open more doors.
“Don’t bend; don’t water it down; don’t try to make it logical; don’t edit your own soul according to the fashion. Rather, follow your most intense obsessions mercilessly.”