The Vulnerability of Honesty
Honesty may be hard - the real kind of honesty (wait, is there a fake honesty?) where you lay your soul bare or ask a tough question, all while out on a limb praying that an honest answer doesn't come like a chainsaw and you start to fall.
Here's what I mean:
- Sasha Dichter says the seven most important words for your productivity are "What would help me most is..." but that means you have to be honest about your limitations.
- And Seth Godin adds that applause is great, but feedback that makes you scared is more of what you really need if you want to improve.
- Best of all, this Bill Watterson advice set to Gavin Aung Than's art is poignant and challenging, only because it requires you to be honest and vulnerable with yourself.
Sometimes, the hardest thing to do is to be honest with yourself and others. But it could be the best thing you do for your career or your relationships.
And, honestly, that's how it often works: the hardest things we do are the best things we do.