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Day 11: Be Honest at all times
“Honesty is the rarest wealth anyone can possess…”
“Pretty much all the honest truth telling in the world is done by children”
Some years ago, a study by Robert S. Feldman, a psychologist at the University of Massachusetts Amherst, determined that 60% of adults lie at least once during a 10 minute conversation.
Just imagine how many lies people tell in a day or week. A truck load of them I guess.
Someone jokingly said that people are so dishonest that the only true words from them are “good morning”. But sometimes you have to check your clock because it might be noon already.
Technology has also helped to increase the level of dishonesty.
When a friend tells you over the phone that he’s at home, know that he might be at the mall.
Dishonesty is so celebrated and promoted globally that celebrities go about with fake hair, fake nails, fake waist line, fake b**bs and practically, everything is fake.
The only thing that may be true about a woman is her bank account name!
Your success in life, business or career is proportional to how much people are willing to work for you, buy your product/service or promote your brand.
Many of us have faced difficult situations that tempt us to be dishonest but how we react to it can reveal true value.
You want to be insanely wealthy (like stinky rich), build an enduring brand and become an authority in your field?
Then, you must be honest at all times. It should a full time job where there’s no transfer or leave.
Sometimes ago, a blogger friend told me some shocking truth. He said that the only way he makes money online is to write reviews about some products or companies that are outright lies.
And I was like: Really? You must be rich in lies.
read also: 6 Reasons Why People Never Become Rich
Do you know why companies like Nokia, Apple, Google and others stand out from the crowd?
They are honest to their loyal customers, always.
No matter what, People will always celebrate an honest man. Except those who are dishonest.
Never allow yourself to be carried away by the trend of dishonesty. If people are making millions through dishonest be contented with your hundred through honesty.
Read also: Day 8: Spend Less, Earn More
Let’s see who stands the test of time.
Have you ever been deceived by a friend? How did it feel? Did you hug and give him a gift? I guess not. You were mad at him. You felt hurt and betrayed. Right?
Honesty is a rare gem, only few in the world give it. If you are honest to yourself and others ALWAYS, the world will be at your feet.
Men of integrity command so much respect that people literally worship their very words. People die to listen to them because their words are trustworthy.
Companies will come and go but the one that build its brand on honesty shall stand forever. Have you ever thought why Apple, Facebook, Google and Nokia are such great brands?
If you are a bit religious you will know that Jesus Christ is called The Truth in the bible. No wonder the grave couldn’t hold him back for too long.
Truth can never be hidden. Though it is buried in the deepest part of the sea, somehow it finds its way to the top of mount. Everest.
Whatsoever it is you’re doing, do make sure that you’re keeping it real.
- Never compromise your integrity for anything in the world.
- Be trustworthy always.
- Be true to everyone around you.
- Raise a high standard for yourself
- Always do what is right at all cost.
- A half truth is a whole lie. Don’t say it.
- The truth is more important than the facts- dare to be honest.
- There is always a way to be honest without having to lie.
Quote of the day:
“It is always the best policy to tell the truth, unless, of course, you are an exceptionally good liar”
-Jerome K. Jerome
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