Sunday, February 19, 2017

Challenge Myself: Day #190 No Fibs Allowed

Today is Day #190  of the Just For Today Challenge. I am also integrating the Live Happy into my daily Challenge. The Live Happy Challenge for today says, speak the truth for a whole day.

The book says,

Can you go through an entire day without telling the truth and only the truth? Telling the truth, like thinking positive thoughts, is a skill that requires lots of practice.

Many people tell little white lies, half-truths, or useful falsehoods to evade blame, deceive, deny reality, or to feel better about themselves. A little white lie, in some instances, might be motivated by a desire to prevent someone from being hurt.

For example, you know that a co-worker is about to be fired. When she asks you if you've heard anything about her possible termination, you tell her no.

It takes more effort to think about how to answer her truthfully and still not hurt her feelings than to just lie. But if you live and work from a place of truth, others will trust your word and appreciate the honesty.

In the long term, truth may be the most powerful tool you have in your career toolbox.

Just For Today: No Fibs Allowed.

From the book: Live Happy

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