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Tell the Truth Responsibly

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By Dr. Joe Rubino

Much of the struggle we encounter during our lives comes from not being honest with others and ourselves. We become numb to the challenges, lies and suffering that life throws our way, causing us to lose sight of a better way. As a result, our self-esteem diminishes and we lose sight of how we forfeit our greatest potential.

That way is simple - tell the truth at all times. Being honest with others starts with self-honesty. This involves developing the muscle of evaluating everything you say and do on a daily basis and acknowledging the lie. The lie can be anything that conflicts with your intuition, fails to honor your key values, or compromises your integrity. The more you become proficient at uncovering the lie in your thoughts, words, or actions, the closer you will be to maximizing your power by telling and living the truth.

Telling the truth will also afford others the permission to do the same. Remember, the truth, spoken responsibly, will not damage people. Withholding the truth will. By the same token, your commitment to tell the truth does not give you full permission to say whatever you like without regard for the consequences.

Telling the truth is not the same as speaking your opinions irresponsibly. The key is to say what is the truth for you in a responsible manner. Pay attention to the listening you are speaking into and say what needs to be said in a way that does not damage others. Notice how your commitment to tell the truth will free you of much of the needless struggle you may now encounter.

Telling The Truth

1) In each area of life noted below, acknowledge the lie:
Your Physical, Mental and Spiritual Health
Your Relationships
Your Work
Your Passions and Recreation
Your Finances
Your Personal Development

2) What actions will you take out of your commitment to tell the truth?

Dr. Joe Rubino is an acclaimed personal development and self-esteem elevation expert, life-changing success & life-optimization coach & best-selling author of 12 books in 23 languages. He offers personal and leadership development programs to maximize happiness, self-esteem, communication skills, productivity and personal effectiveness for adults and children. To learn more about his life-impacting Coaching Certification Program for Children and Adults, visit , and



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