One important step toward spirituality is to recognize the importance of being truthful. The more self-deception we allow into our lives, the more difficult it becomes to find inner peace. We need to have honest internal dialogues in which we explore the possibility that we may be hurting others, either knowingly or unknowingly. And when we ask ourselves, “have I given my 100% to this task?” we need to be able to answer truthfully. Life does not always work out according to our plans, and we are bound to make mistakes along the way. Acknowledging our shortcomings and missteps helps us to gain the self-knowledge and inner strength that we will need to be successful in reaching our most important objectives and fulfilling our dreams over the long run.