We have been taught from a very young age that honesty is the best policy. They teach us to be honest in all our transactions, big or small. We are trained never to lie. We are repeatedly told that honesty is the most important of all ethics. However, what people tend to forget to teach us is the importance of self-esteem.
Being true to yourself is very important. You can be honest with the world, but as long as you're not honest with yourself, you're not fair. Pay more attention to what you think about yourself and not what others think of you. You can justify to the world why you did what you did, but as long as you are not honest with yourself, it can be difficult to find peace.
For example, a person may heal someone unfairly to gain something that was not his own to make it look good to others. But deep down, the person may know what was wrong.
If we cannot muster the courage to be honest with ourselves, we can continue to display the same behaviors. Self-esteem is a trait that is of great importance.
What is true will continue to exist
Nothing in the world is fixed. Everything changes. However, for something to last forever, it must be true and authentic. You are your core. No matter how colorful your coat is to please the world, you will always be what you are at the core. Your core is your truth.
No matter how colorful your coat is to please the world, you will always be what you are at the core. Your core is your truth.
You can pretend they are things that people expect you to be, but when you are honest with yourself, you will be proud of who you are. You will visualize your core without fear of what people think of you.
This is because, at the end of the day, you can hide your truth from the world but not from yourself. Being true to yourself is important if you want to be proud of who you are.
You become more uncomfortable
When you are honest with yourself, you accept your weaknesses and weaknesses. You may know what some of them are. You may know what you are capable of and what you are not capable of. With enough self-awareness, people's judgments about you may become less important.
It can be more intimidating because when you know your potential, the world and the opinions of others cannot put you down. If someone tells you that you can't do something you know you can do, your morale will probably remain unaffected, allowing you to continue your goals intimidatingly.
You gain more clarity
You will have greater clarity about the things you want in life when you are completely honest with yourself. Your real identity is something you only know and it is often up to you to decide what your life goals are. People can dictate your priorities for you, but you can be honest about your needs, your desires, and your priorities with yourself, at least. More clearly, you may be able to put in more effort and dedication to get what you want.
Relationships are getting healthier
Honesty is the basis of any relationship. No relationship can survive without sincerity. If you are not honest with yourself, how can you ever be honest with someone else? If you hide the truth from yourself, how can you expect to share it with someone else? It is almost impossible to be honest with anyone, as long as you are not honest with yourself.
To have a long lasting and healthy relationship, you need to make sure you give the other person your "true". Relationships thrive when their foundations are based on two people who are honest with themselves and the other.
Life is beautiful
We are fighting for positive public opinion because we are beginning to believe that we are what people think we are. We try to hide our reality from the world because we think it could exclude us from the "crowd". When you are honest with yourself, you begin to possess your reality and you do not stop hiding behind public opinion. The life you previously tried to hide from everyone is beginning to feel beautiful.
Being honest with yourself can make life easier, less complicated and much more beautiful. You become less dependent on others and more dependent on yourself. You begin to love yourself with all your imperfections and this is the turning point for contentment and inner peace.
Some people have intense feelings of self-rejection that make it difficult to follow or appreciate their true self. If you have a hard time practicing self-esteem, it can help to talk to an authorized and compassionate therapist.
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