>We all hear it since we re young “Work hard and youll get ahead” Honesty is the best policy! Do the Christian thing and by and by youll get rewarded. or how about”Be sure your sins will find you out” I used to hate that verse, because everything in me said I can get away with it, I can outsmart the system!
Lance Armstrong thought so too! His deceit was so complex that he believed in all of his chicanery that he was a special case!!. Somewhere along the way he reasoned that in order to
get ahead, he not only had to cheat, but he had to cooperate in a widespread coverup in doping.
He knew darn well that if he was to continue his reign atop the cycling world, and keep his awards, endorsements, and reputation as the million dollar goldenboy; he had to keep his up his
Unfortunately the bloodhounds the truth finally tracked him down and the truth came spilling out!
1 he had been doing this for a very long time
2 he had used other people to cover for him while he made his millions
3 he agressively sued everyone that would expose the truth
4 He collected endorsementsand duped the American people while representing a Al-American iconic image
5. Saying sorry and apologizing is a good start, but it doesnt come close to gaining trust
with the public or even his family. Once trust is lost, it takes a very long time to gain
it back, if ever!
We all can gain from this story. Lessons are clear and obvious, but if we re honest with ourselves
well see it in our dealings with others. In business are we being totally honest with our customer or our prospects?
Are you being honest with your girlfriend, or boyfriend, if we tell them one thing and then send
another message by behaving in a different way. Today people like to play the dating game as
long as they dont get caught in their own deceit. They dont want to committ but they want to ‘
keep you around just in case. They might use you to get what they want and discard you when they dont need you. They say one thing but just change it later if it doesnt suit them.
Businesses do this all the time, by misleading advertising. They stretch the truth or even make
up stories , ala many salesmen to give you the impression that they are a much more expererienced
and successful than they are! The pervading influence in our culture is “the end justifies the means” We know better!
In the end, at the end of the day, truth speaks volumes. Deceit eventually works its way into out
bones and tells on us, better off being truthful!
Psalms 51:6 I want to know “truth in the inward parts”
OH OH WHAT A TANGLED WEB WE WEAVE WHEN FIRST WE PRACTICE TO DECEIVE! SIR WALTER SCOTT.. ITS LIKE THE COILS OF A BOA CONSTRICTOR SOMETIMES THE PREY DOESNT KNOW THAT ITS TRAPPED UNTIL ITS TOO LATE!