There will always be things in place to keep us honest.
Doctors and Lawyers have malpractice to keep them from making mistakes, not following procedure, and not taking care of those people they are there to take care of.
The government has the people they represent to keep them in check because they will always be up for re-election again.
CEO’s have a board of directors and large groups of investors to make sure they are doing the right things with the company’s money or else a replacement will be found.
It seems we are kept as honest as we can be because if we stray too far off course, we risk losing a title, or some power, or our money.
But what about just being honest? What if elected officials, doctors, lawyers, bankers, and CEO’s – the people that we need to trust in order to successfully grow ourselves personally and professionally – were just honest people. Maybe it’s just a matter of greed, and it will never be perfect. And I know I am lumping large groups of people in where they don’t belong, but it just seems that if we have to fear people in power then we are never going to dig our way out of tough times.
Trust is an important thing. It can mean the difference between success and failure. So let’s put honesty back in its place. You don’t need us to keep you honest. Just do it.