The man who cannot endure to have his errors and shortcomings brought to the surface and made known, but tries to hide them, is unfit to walk the highway of truth.
– James Allen
Everyday you have a choice.
You can be fake or you can be real.
You can withhold or you can disclose.
You can have duplicity or you can have integrity.
You can try trickery or you can try transparency.
I recommend the latter, and here are three reasons why:
1. TRANSPARENCY IMPROVES LIKABILITY.
Likeability for your honesty.
Likeability for your humility.
Likeability for your humanness.
And likeability leads to leadership.
2. TRANSPARENCY REVEALS VULNERABILITY.
Vulnerability with your fears.
Vulnerability with your mistakes.
Vulnerability with your weaknesses.
And vulnerability reveals strength.
3. TRANSPARENCY ASSUMES RESPONSIBILITY.
Responsibility for your failures.
Responsibility for your decisions.
Responsibility for your shortcomings.
And taking responsibility builds your credibility.
Life is too short to live any other way.
Be transparent in your art.
Be transparent in your endeavors.
Be transparent in your relationships.
The depth of your influence and impact is depending on it.