When your actions and words align with your intentions, that is honesty. However, it takes courage to get here. Not everyone can project their intentions irrespective of the outcome. Here are 4 ways you can begin being honest.
- Find the "WHY": Whether a relationship, a job, or any other activity, sometimes we get into it solely based on our expectations from the outcomes. As a result, we may fail to realize what we want and get greedy. Instead, ask yourself why you're doing what you're doing. Set your intentions straight.
- Take time to reflect: If you can't figure your intention, take some time off. Don't be afraid to take a step back and understand what it is.
- Acceptance: Sometimes, our intentions could cause harm to someone else or ourselves. Learn how to accept your intentions, whatever they might be. At the same time, acknowledge that others may not always understand the same.
- Be open to what may follow: Don't be scared of the outcomes. The truth eventually sets you free. The result will ultimately help you grow, regardless if it's good or bad.
The journey of honesty takes time to understand and apply. However, it is the one thing that allows us to evolve and connect with our true selves! More than for anyone else, it is essential, to be honest with ourselves.