It's been said that the "Truth will set you free." And if you look throughout history, you will find this to be true. From Lincoln's fight to end slavery in the U.S. to Churchill sounding the alarm about Hitler and the Nazi's, the truth was the key to succeed. And many times times the truth comes at a cost - for some a great cost. But, if you look throughout history, it is worth it time and time again.
But, that the problem for a lot of people. Everyone knows they should tell the truth. The truth about themselves. The truth about reality. And most importantly, the truth in relationships and working with others. But, everyone also knows that the truth can be painful - not just to them, but to those that hear it.
So, what do people do? They do everything to avoid facing and speaking truth. They create reasons why and convince themselves that it is the right thing to do. The best thing for everybody. In reality, they are just delaying the inevitable. The truth will come out at some point and you will have to face it. The more you delay, the worse facing it can be.
And that is just in working with others. One of the hardest people to be truthful with is yourself. The hardest thing to do is look inward and come to grips with the truth you need to tell yourself. In fact, it is something the majority of people never do in their lives. And they wonder what holds them back or why they can't get what they want.
In order to succeed at your highest levels and true potential, you must be truthful with yourself and those around you. You must face you demons and stare them down and remove the giant burdens that plague you. In order to truly become who you are destined to be, you must have a clear conscience and be intently focused. You can't do this with a lie, big or small, nagging at you day and night.
No, you must get rid of it and the only way is to be truthful. Look inward and tell yourself the truth, tell those around you the truth you know you need to tell them, and don't be afraid to ask for help in doing so. Asking for help in areas where they need it is how the highly successful get there. Embrace it.
If you want to succeed at a higher level in your life, resolve to tell the truth. Start today and watch what happens!
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