Lies, no matter how small, lead to more lies. It is best for everyone’s sake to avoid them in the first place. This can be a real struggle. The more it becomes a habit to lie, the harder it will be to shake it.
Be real with yourself. Don’t lie to yourself about who you are, and how you affect other people.
Be honest to everyone. People need to hear things straight up, so that they too can improve as a person. If you’re not honest with someone, then it just causes more problems when it could have been stopped from the beginning.
Be true. DON’T LIE. It’s that simple. It may not be easy, but at least it is simple.