But First You Have To Be Honest With Yourself.

It's impossible to practice radical candor with others when you haven't first done the same for yourself.

What was the last time you took a few minutes to examine your motives and intentions?

When was the last time you had an honest conversation about your results, your effort, and your attitude?

It's easy to look around and blame all of your problems on other people and their bad behavior. To blame bad luck. To pretend like none of the reasons why you are where you are right now have nothing to do with you.

You might call this taking responsibility for your actions  -- or being accountable.

It's really the first step in you practicing radical candor with others. It's practicing radical candor with yourself.

An inside-out look at the truth behind your current existence.

Nothing in life is an accident. Your results, your predicament, your income, your obstacles -- they are all there for one reason or another.

So take some time to get real with yourself. If you aren't willing to grow, why should anyone else around you?

Dan Waldschmidt