Integrity is important if you want to live a joyful life. Having integrity means that you are living with a steadfast adherence to your strict moral and ethical code. If you are going to be a leader then having integrity is essential. It is hard to trust people who do not display integrity. Since we are all leaders in at least one way, integrity is a very important inner way of being intention for you to write. Especially since one of the people you have to lead is you. It all starts with you.
This blog series will be about three different perspectives of integrity. The first perspective is integrity with others.
It is said “if you never lie or fabricate the truth then it is easier to remember the course of events:” Not only does having integrity with other people free up space in your memory banks, it allows people to trust you. Have you ever had a boss who lied to you? I know from other people’s experience that having a boss that doesn’t follow through with their word does not make for a popular bosses.
Also if you ever had a friend who didn’t display integrity, they were someone you couldn’t trust. You label them as flaky and do not trust any words they say.
It all starts with you. You have to be a person of integrity. It feels good to be trusted and it is important if you want to live a positive life. When you are not trusted due to not constantly following through then you will not be surrounded by people with integrity. People with integrity do not want to hang around people without integrity.
Sometimes there are events that happen that cause you to not live up to your word. When that happens do not fret, own up to it and make amends.
My Inner Way of Being Intention:
With love for the people in my life, I am a person who lives up to his word, and so it is.
What is your intention for being integral with others?