At work: A Montclair University study about lying in the workplace discovered: 91% of participants “believed lying occurs to some degree in the workplace.”
The top 10 lies included: to cover up a mistake, make themselves look better, avoid trouble/doing work or getting fired, get a promotion or raise, and reasons for lateness or absenteeism.
And you know it’s not just at work. Flip the channel or a newspaper and you’ll hear about “The Trust Deficit” over and over as candidates vie to get elected. AshleyMadison.com, the dating website designed for cheating spouses whose ads were banned from last year’s SuperBowl, hit 10 million members in 2011.
You’ve done it, too. Admit it. Overspending on the holidays so no one will know how hard the economy has hit you or because you feel guilty you haven’t honored the relationship over the year. Launching a new exercise or health program when you’re secretly saying, “I do this every year and it never works” or “this year it will be different” yet you do not have a focused strategic plan any better than the last several years.
And the worst lies of all? The lies we tell ourselves. The lies that hold us back. The lies that keep us from getting, doing or experiencing our best true selves. I know, I was a big fat liar, literally. 50 lbs overweight and making underwhelming choices.
So what do you do about it? As Gandhi said, “Be the change you wish to see in the world.”
If there’s one change I encourage you to make in 2012: Speak Your Truth. You can only experience true change when you become authentic, honest and compassionate with yourself and with others.
And I’m not just talking about talking. Think It, Speak It, Live It. Aligning your thoughts, words, and actions is the only way to create sincere and long lasting change.
I literally turned around my life in 3 years and gained more success than I ever dreamed by applying these principles. Join me – Lead the Truth Revolution, starting with yourself. I promise it will dramatically improve every aspect of your life.