As stated earlier in the week, honesty is a tough subject to take on because most of us see ourselves as honest people. That said, most of us likely recognize that we have room for improvement in this area as well. I suppose that may be true for many of the topics tackled here. As always, I invite you to really think about your answers and write them down if that makes the exercise more powerful for you.
Here we go…
Starting with yourself first, what area needs a more honest look? These usually are areas that we’re avoiding – like my example of avoiding the scale because I didn’t want to honestly know what my weight was. What are you avoiding so that you don’t have to really know about or deal with? Your finances? Your boss? A coworker? The scale? How can you lean into your discomfort and make a true assessment of reality? Once you know where you are, you can better define a new path to make changes.
Being entirely honest with oneself is a good exercise. ~Sigmund Freud
Moving on to the definition of “honest” and what that really means, how has it changed for you after reading the posts this week? Did you, like me, see honesty as simply truth-telling? When have you shared a truth with intentions that weren’t pure and upright? Would you handle it differently now? How?
Sometimes it’s good to look at ourselves and figure out how we can make some honest changes. Of course, that requires that we have the courage to be honest with ourselves.
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