What does it mean to be sincere and honest?
Are you a sincere person?
Are you an honest person?
And if you're not, how do you become one?
There is an old truth, namely, that living sincerely and honestly, according to our convictions, without hypocrisy and deceit, is the main road to simple happiness.
It is important to realize that living without a lie is not only impossible, but also highly undesirable. If all of us in this world never lied, our relationships with many of the people around us would deteriorate and we would be constantly at war with someone. Not always when we tell the truth, the other side is ready to accept it.
But saving or mitigating diplomatically some things does not mean that we cannot live sincerely and honestly, on the contrary! It is important to be honest in general, in the general sense of the word. This is what makes us feel good.
How can sincerity and honesty be maintained in everyday life?
By accepting others and ourselves as we are.
By living according to our values and beliefs.
By keeping our commitments and promises.
By being respectful to others and to ourselves.
That way we don't create wrong expectations on the other side and we are sincere.
So - sincerity and honesty is a power with the help of which we can be ourselves and thus feel happy.
In this regard, it is useful to ask oneself the question, "Am I a sincere and honest person?"
Here are some questions that will help you find out if you are a sincere and honest person, especially if you compare yourself to those around you:
Am I living according to my personal values and beliefs?
Can I say “No” to someone while making it clear that I'm rejecting their request, not them as a person?
Do I keep my promises and commitments?
When confronted, do you prefer to tell people what you think?
Am I being honest with myself?
There are more of course but these are to start your own behavioral examination.
How to be yourself and dare to speak your mind?
Here are some ideas:
Start looking into your relationships with others, for example with your closest people.
Are these relationships honest and open?
Are there genuine feelings between you or the opposite - is there something hypocritical or hidden?
You cannot become a more sincere and honest person if you do not start from a sincere and honest observation of yourself.
Live by your values.
If you were asked what your values are and what is most important to you in life, what would you say?
It is important to know the answer in order to live in harmony with your own values, principles and beliefs, not someone else's. Thus, you will be able to make consistent decisions and take conscious actions in all respects.
Normalize telling people the truth and then letting them decide what to do with it.
In a few words
Sincerity and honesty are one of the main strengths that we need to develop in order to live more fully and happily❣️
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