Honesty

Nobody likes a liar. A chronic liar appears to others as unethical or inauthentic, and can cause stress for all people involved in their life.  Most of us don’t lie chronically, but all of us are dishonest at times. Lying is wrong. There really is no other way to put it. Lying is morally wrong. And ignorant. The only way to truly create and maintain a relationship (in any sense), is to have honesty. Avoiding the truth is nothing but a waste of time. Eliminate anxiety from your life by being honest to not only others, but also yourself. Being conscious of yourself is being honest with yourself. Putting off problems by lying and saying they don’t exist will resolve nothing. If anything, dishonesty can lead to further problems down the road.

Honesty is the fastest way to prevent a mistake from turning into a failure.
— James Altucher

Honesty is a desirable trait, and is becoming increasingly rare. Focus some of your attention on telling everything as it is rather than covering your mistakes up. Being honest will lead to more fulfilling interactions with others, and can leave a lasting impression of virtue and integrity. Regardless of whether your lying is colossal or white, the reverberations can, and will, be negative to others involved. Hold yourself to higher standards, and pick and choose your actions in a way that benefits everyone.

 

Have some integrity.

Own up to your mistakes.

Be honest.

Be happy.

 

- Jonah

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Mistakes

“It’s okay to mess up, it’s okay to make mistakes.” - A phrase that I often need to repeat to myself. 

Having strong conviction usually makes me fall victim to a negative mindset. Of course I try to avoid mistakes, along with about 7 billion people on this earth. Mistakes mean failure. And failure means a lack of progress. Despite this truth, our mess ups are responsible for how we develop as a person. Our greatest revelations don’t come sitting in an uncomfortable desk with our mouth shout and our ears open. Our greatest revelations come from personal action. 

Creativity is allowing yourself to make mistakes. Art is knowing which ones to keep.
— Scott Adams

Some people strive to live a mistake free life. Holding yourself to high standards is, of course, a good way to live. However, it is not possible, and never will be possible, to live a mistake free life. Rather than irrationally aiming for perfection, live stoically. Learn from the hardships that you may put yourself through. Analyze each decision you make, right or wrong, and thrive from it. If you’ve made a colossal mistake, don’t tread over guilt. Promise yourself you’ll never do it again, and use your previous mistake as an incentive. Evolve yourself by any means necessary, and use your mess ups and mistakes as fuel for your personal development.  


Keep striving.

Learn always.

Be happy.


- Jonah 

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