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.
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.
It took away my ability to take chances that my heart was willing to take but my mind was blocking me from taking.
Despite its temptation, ease of use and false promises, lying gets us nowhere in the end.
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.
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.
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.