What happens behind the closed doors in your life? When nobody is looking, do you do the same things as when somebody is looking?
Authenticity and consistency are big words thrown around the “blogosphere.” This week I challenge you, and me, to look at our actions when there is nobody around to see them, and to change them if necessary.
This is a test…
One question can answer how authentic we are, how consistent we are, and the level of our character. Ask yourself this question…
“What would I do if I knew I’d never be found out?”
Don’t overlook the ‘small’ things.
I am not just talking about some deep dark sinister secret, or something big like “rob a bank“, but the everyday things.
Are you are a hard worker when at work or in the midst of other people, but a lazy sloth at home?
Do you talk in a positive, optimistic, and kind way when you are in public (or on Facebook), but talk to your spouse and/or children in a degrading way at home?
Are you wearing the best designer clothes, driving the latest luxury car, but you are thousands of dollars in debt and cannot cover your families essential needs?
Now let’s flip the question. Ask yourself this…
“Would I continue to do that if I knew everyone would find out?”
Is it time to make changes?
If you can answer that question with a resounding “yes!“, then carry on. If not, it is time to dig deep inside, and begin to make some changes. I encourage you to do so, because it is much easier to live the same way all the time, then to change based on your environment or who is around.
Question: How can you keep authenticity and consistency between your public and private lives. Please share in the comment section below.
That is one scary question – ‘not being found out’ provides anonymity and freedom but maybe accountability would be an improvement! So, let’s hear it for the gaze of those whose good opinion we respect and value.