Honesty is one of the most important cornerstones of our personal lives and professional relationships. Why is it then so hard for people to be honest and open about their opinions and emotions? Do we fear that if we allow ourselves to be genuine that we will be seen as imperfect or a sham? People spend tremendous amounts of time, money and emotional effort in trying to be something that in their hearts they know is not genuine.
Why not then take a step back and think. If you had the choice of having a personal or professional relationship with someone who you knew was constantly posturing, using complicated industry terms, fancy jewelry and an overpriced car to create a façade, or someone who is comfortable being themselves, which would you choose? Truth is truth and reality is just that. I for one would much rather know someone for who they truly are deep down in their soul. We are all flawed beings with plenty of scars and imperfections. That’s what makes us such an amazing species.
I hope we can all strive to be more honest and genuine in our lives. Ultimately we will be much happier in that those who we ultimately retain relationships with are the people who truly care for us and want to connect with us in a meaningful way.