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Only the prepared speaker deserves to be confident.
-- Dale Carnegie
 

 

Saturday, March 23, 2019

Truth solves problems

Truth solves problems. When you can be completely honest about the problem, you’re in position to fix it.

Too often it is easier to deny the problem than to do something about it. But that allows the problem to become more costly, more solidly entrenched, and much more difficult to solve.

In such cases, the truth is quite painful. Yet the more painful the truth, the more powerful it is, and the more necessary it is for you to acknowledge.

To solve a difficult problem, face that problem with an unyielding commitment to the truth. Summon the courage and the deep compassion to be truthful, with yourself, with everyone else.

Truth hurts at first. Then it has great power to heal, to make things right, to transform drama and dysfunction into effectiveness and cooperation.

Shine the brilliant light of truth on the problem. You’ll enable everyone to see clearly what must be done, and to do it.

— Ralph Marston

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