Sammy Davis, Jr. couldn’t have put it better when he said, “Real success is not on the stage, but off the stage as a human being and how you get along with your fellow man”.
Getting along with others requires honesty, integrity and viewing the world from perspectives outside of your own. If your relationships are going to be true and withstanding the test of time, you must be authentic. Being authentic means you must also be a truth teller, you must be vulnerable and ready to accept when someone disagrees with you, and you must be transparent. No hidden agendas allowed.
If you spend your life saying and doing the things you think will make others like you, you will stray so far from the path of YOU, that you may never find your way back.
“Be yourself; everyone else is taken.” – Oscar Wilde