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Tell Yourself What You Need To Hear, Not What You Want To Hear

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Honesty is the art of telling yourself what you don’t want to hear. To know yourself, you have to be honest with yourself. If you are honest with yourself, you will be honest with others. When you are honest with other people, they will trust you. They will do anything for you. They will help you succeed. They will trust you and comet to you when they are in trouble.

You cannot be successful in life without first being an honest person. Nobody wants to work with a dishonest supervisor, manager, or boss. As a boss or a manager, if your people don’t trust you, you have lost it all. They will keep sensitive organizational information to themselves. When they are in trouble, instead of coming to you, they will talk to their friends, seek outside help.

If you want them (your people) to trust you, don’t lie to them. How? Make it a habit to always tell them the truth, no matter what. When things are going well in your organization, let them know. When things are not going well in your organization, let them know. Make sure you keep your promise. Don’t say one thing today, and do another tomorrow. If you say you want to do A, do A. Don’t say A, and do B. They will not trust you when you say something like that next time.

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If you want to achieve success with people, with yourself, you must be honest with yourself, and with the people you interact with on a daily basis. You cannot achieve success if you are a dishonest person. Start telling yourself the truth. Start telling yourself what you need to hear, not what you want to hear. There is growth in what you need to hear. There is a disaster in what you want to hear. What you need to hear reveals reality to you. What you want to hear, on the other hand, prevents you from facing your reality. Without facing your reality, there is no growth. If you want to grow, face reality. Ask yourself questions that will reveal your hidden secrets- your strengths and weaknesses.

If you want things to change in your life, start telling yourself the truth. The truth will set you free.

The Time To Act Is Now!

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Most of us have been waiting for the perfect time that never shows up. This is one of the reasons why people are not successful in life. There is no right time to do something that is important to you. The perfect time to act on your dream is now. Now! Not later, not in the evening, not in the night, not tomorrow, not next month, not next year, but now.

“Now” has an incredible power to change your life. What you have is now. You can control what is happening now. You know what is happening now, but you don’t have control over what is going to happen tomorrow. No one can control tomorrow. No one can predict what is going to happen to you tomorrow. So, why waiting for tomorrow to act?

People don’t act now not because they are not smart enough to act, not because they don’t have the required talents and skills to act, but because of the fear of making mistakes. This is the problem with lots of people. The fear of making mistakes. How can you grow without making tons of mistakes? Is that even a question to ask? Maybe. Maybe not.

People who wait for the perfect time never achieve anything. There is no perfect time to act than now. If you don’t act now, you will never act again.

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If you want to grow, if you want to achieve the incredible, don’t wait for the perfect time, don’t focus on what people will say. Don’t focus on the mistakes you will make. Instead, focus on what you will become after you have acted on your dreams. Don’t focus on being perfect. Just go for what you want. You cannot be prefect without being first imperfect. If you don’t act on your dreams, you will not be imperfect. If you are not imperfect, you cannot be perfect.

Finally, just go for what you want. Do it now! As James Thurber said, “Don’t get it right; just get it written. Yes, don’t get it right; just go for it.