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Honesty Makes Sense!

Posted by Mark Salinas on March 20, 2010

What do you consider being honest? Is honesty only offering a response to a question with some truth? Are we being dishonest when we avoid telling a significant other, family member or friend something… to avoid a problem? Everyday it seems as though people are avoiding smaller and smaller issues. If we continue to ignore, hide or avoid a small issue, does it not eventually accumulate into a bigger issue?

“every waterfall starts with a drop.”

Honesty is the Best Policy

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My take: In business or personal, I believe that it is important to be honest. Yes, often the truth hurts but dealing with the uncomfortable feelings that could come from being forthcoming will only help us grow and become stronger. Obviously, when one conveys a message,  tact and consideration should be part of the delivery.  The more challenges we face (and overcome) the stronger our resolve is;  as we “tackle” the daily grind that life throws at us why not just be honest?

“A lie has speed, but truth has endurance.”  ~Edgar J. Mohn

“A lie may take care of the present, but it has no future.”  ~Author Unknown

“The cruelest lies are often told in silence.”  ~Adlai Stevenson

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References: Business Week

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2 Responses to “Honesty Makes Sense!”

  1. I absolutely believe honesty is the best policy, and that if we don’t share a whole truth, that we’re being dishonest in a sense. 🙂

  2. Honesty…oddly enough, honesty pays best not only in your personal life, but in your business life, as well. Sure, you can make some money sort term by scamming people, but if you want to stay in business and make a long term income, then you have to be trusted..

    ….and gaining that trust means telling things like they are, not like your listener wishes they were. Thank you for a very timely post!

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