So, what can you do? Is honesty really the best policy? Perhaps, but nobody is perfect. Instead, let go of your fears. The fear that you’ll be judged, the fear that you’re not good enough, the fear that someone will catch the faintest whiff of your weaknesses, and be honest. Be your authentic, sincere self, and choose to give it to people straight as often as you can. Be honest and you can live honest. If you find yourself constantly opening up your conversations with phrases like, “I’ll be honest with you...” or “To be frank...” or “To tell you the truth,” you have to wonder why... Are you preparing them for your sincerity? Or are you preparing yourself for something you rarely do?