As the saying goes, Honesty is the best policy and it is also one of the best keys to make a good relationship and the No.1 quality which people often underestimate is integrity.
So a new cook at my home displayed something similar. He is talented but his only problem is that he is irregular, When I questioned him about his irregularity. He replied with ease that he had a party with his friends and he got drunk & had a terrible hangover and there I stood dumbstruck, I didn’t know how to react to his brutally honest reply because often when employers question employees, they cook up stories and make things up, So I was totally taken back by his brutal honesty and then I burst out laughing, I appreciated his honesty.
So Last Saturday, he bunked again and when I questioned him, He again responded saying that there was an event where they promised him Rs. 4000 for a few hours of work. Anybody else would have lied or given me lame excuses that he was sick or someone died in his house. But this guy has to tell the truth always.
He is flawed but he is honest. He may be irregular but he is too good at his work, puts his heart & soul while he cooks. So, inspite of his irregularity we still like him & want him around for a long time to come.
Bottom line- You may not be perfect, nobody is. But if you are honest & can build trust with people/colleagues around you, you will become a valuable asset inspite of your weaknesses. Come what may, be genuine, be yourself & the world will recognise you!