You Can Handle The Truth

Who tells lies?

That's not a trick question. We all lie.  There may even be some circumstances when lying seems appropriate. The trouble is when we lie we convince ourselves that the circumstances warrant lying, even when they don't.

It makes it hard to know when anyone's telling the truth. It makes it hard to make and keep agreements.

It doesn't have to be that way. We could simply tell the truth. Always. Some conversations would take longer. Some conversations might contain more conflict than we'd like. But, imagine what a boost your level of trust gets when people realize that you can be relied on to always tell the truth.

Not just when it's easy. Not just when it's convenient. Always.

Wouldn't you rather live with no more lies? Tell the truth. You can handle it.

-- doug smith

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