“I cannot tell a lie, it was I who chopped down the Cherry Tree.” Most of us recognize this quote as we were likely told the story of America’s First President, George Washington chopping down his Father’s favorite Cherry Tree and confessing fully when questioned about it. Whether the story is true or not, the lesson remains the same and the reason we were told this story in the first place was to demonstrate and teach about Honesty! You see, Honesty really is the best policy, but we are usually only taught about being Honest with Others when in all actuality, we must all Truly be Honest with OURSELVES and that is the most important form of Honesty! Without Self Honesty we are constantly on an unstable foundation and nothing built on an unstable foundation will last!
Think of your Goals as an Equation; A+B=C, if you are doing A & B, then you will achieve C, it REALLY is as simple as that! Short change or don’t give it your all on one step of the Equation and you will not reach the answer! This very basic and simple concept that we are taught as children is somehow lost on many when they begin to apply it to Their Lives, how can you ever expect to reach an End Result without doing what it takes to get there?! This is where Self Honesty comes in, you need to be Realistic in your Expectations and also make sure that what you are after is something that you Truly want and are doing it for the RIGHT reasons! Your Goals, Dreams, and Desires are just that YOURS; the second you make them about someone else is when the Equation breaks down! Take a look in the mirror, a REAL look… Ask yourself if the person you see and the things that you are after are what you want and if not, go back to the Equation! You can rework it, start over, but no matter what be Honest!
There are many different Equations to this Life that we are Blessed to Live and while some may be more complicated and some may seem impossible at first glance, they all are based on the same Common Denominator… Self Honesty! Keep It Real, Keep It Positive, Keep It Fun, Keep It Going, and ABOVE ALL Keep It Honest!
By Derek M. Trombetta
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