Stronger Communication Creates Stronger Relationships
Being impeccable with your word means that you hold yourself to the highest standard when you speak. If you agree to do something, you do it. The words you speak are truthful, kind, and accurate.
It’s not just the words you choose, but how and when you choose to speak them. When your word is impeccable, your words are honest and useful. Others will appreciate you and you’ll strengthen your relationships when you decide to be impeccable with your word.
Use The Power Of Your Words Positively:
1. Honesty makes life simpler. This is true on multiple levels. If lying isn’t an option, you’ll avoid putting yourself into situations where you feel the need to lie. You avoid the guilt of lying and the fear of discovery. You’re also forced to remain on-guard to protect your lie. It’s exhausting.
2. Hiding the truth causes more challenges than the truth itself. Lying can be viewed as a greater offense than the lie. You’re buying some short-term relief at the expense of your future comfort. It comes back around eventually.
3. Lies are difficult to conceal. Few people are able to lie well. Not only is it necessary to be convincing, you also have to remember the lie and avoid giving yourself away at a later time. Lies create the need for additional lies. Most lies are eventually discovered.
4. Honesty and openness aren’t the same thing. Offering unsolicited opinions isn’t necessary. There’s no reason to offer up an opinion if it won’t help the other person. You might believe that your friend is five minutes away from bombing her presentation, but telling her isn’t helpful. Telling your friend that she’s fat is pretty open, but hardly helpful.
• Ask yourself if your words are helpful. Exercise the right to remain silent generously.
Being honest with others isn’t always the easiest thing to do. However, those with high confidence tend to find being honest with others to be a lot easier. Click below to download a great confidence boosting meditation as a free gift.