“No legacy is so rich as honesty.” William Shakespeare All’s Well That End Well
This post is not about how we interact with others but how we interact with ourselves. Honesty, like love, starts with self. It sets the foundation of who we are.
Being an entrepreneur, one of the most frequent tips that you receive is to NEVER devalue yourself. Once you lower your value, it’s hard to raise it back up again with that individual or the people in their circle. But that advice is just as pertinent in our personal lives.
When we settle, when we compromise, when we shelve our emotions, we are being dishonest and untrue to ourselves.
So every morning when you’re preparing for your day, take a moment to look at yourself, really look at yourself in the mirror. See the value in you, the uniqueness of you, how extraordinary you are. You, and only you, know your thoughts, your talents, your limitations, your strengths… and your true worth.
Be Honest with yourself – your wants, your dreams, your fears and your desires. Own them!
Be Honest and build your legacy on that honesty…
…and this above all, to thine own self be true.