Daily Journey – October 11th: Honesty as Our Default
We can be deceptive and manipulative creatures. Often times these “indiscretions” are hidden behind the guise of protecting someone else’s feelings, or saving face. But really a lot of the time we just fear the imagined repercussions of being honest.
What ever the justification for little white lies we tell ourselves, whatever excuses we make for taking advantage of another… these actions always come at a cost. That cost is your integrity, and when you lower your integrity you decrease your overall value to yourself and others.
Instead of being manipulative or deceptive to avoid a tough conversation, try being upfront and honest. Sure it’s the harder road but you will likely be better for it.