This above all – to thine own self be true, and it must follow, as night follows day, thou canst not then be false to any man. – William Shakespeare
We’ve all heard the first part of this quote, but rarely is the rest of it mentioned.
Because as important as it is to be true to yourself, to know yourself and be authentic, you must be true to others.
To be untrue to others is a violation who you are, or at least who you’re wanting to be.
As Stephen Covey has said: “when you pick up one end of the stick, you pick up the other.”
There’s no such thing as “selective integrity.”
You’re either honest, or you’re not.