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Winning Attitude 10: Honesty

 Honesty is a virtue worth developing and keeping. It is one of the greatest virtues that you should adhere to in your life with the belief that it is an important aspect of human character. Deviating from the same causes harm to both the individual and society as a whole. Perhaps the most valued and respected quality you can develop is a reputation for absolute integrity. Be perfectly honest in everything you do and in every transaction and activity.

Honesty is interpreted in various ways. For some it is a philosophy while for others it is a religion. The word honesty denotes being trustworthy and loyal. Whatever the interpretation the prime objective behind observing honesty is selflessness and maintaining cordial relations in family and society. Thus, honesty is a great human virtue that plays vital roles in every aspect of human life.

The path of honesty is hard. You need to have patience to reap benefit from it.  However, people these days seem to be choosing short-cut methods derived from greed and lust for which they become dishonest. Today unrest, suffering and miseries of families and society are mainly due to dishonesty. Tempted by instant results people tend to opt for wrong paths, but the same ultimately becomes a cause of sufferings.

 An honest person is the one who corrects his /her mistakes. Only an honest person bears the ability for forgiveness.  An honest person can achieve anything he\she desires. An honest member of family and society has much impact in public and private sphere. All successful business is based on trust.
Your success will be determined solely by the number of people who trust you and who are willing to work for you, give you credit, lend you money, buy your products and services, and help you during difficult times. Your character is the most important asset that you develop in your entire life, and your character is based on the amount of integrity that you practice.

Live in truth with everyone. Never do or say anything that you do not believe to be right and good and honest. Refuse to compromise your integrity for anything. Always live up to the very highest standard that you know. Carry yourself as though everyone were watching you and patterning his or her behavior after yours. And when in doubt, always do the right thing, whatever it is and whatever it costs.

There is no other virtue that can replace this great human virtue. Honesty teaches you to respect self and be genuine to others. Stay honest with yourself, be honest with others and always come from a loving place. Virtues are the essence of our character and when you keep the virtue of honesty at the heart of everyday life, we live a significant life and will definitely win in life. 

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