The Gifts of Living a Life of Integrity
Integrity means way more than simply keeping your word… although doing what you say you’re going to do, is the foundation, it’s the habits you create for your life which really establish your integrity.
In fact, it’s your integrity which binds your habits together… when you habitually do what you said you were going to do AND you do what’s in the best interest of yourself and the people you love, you’ll discover a new and easier way to create the life you want.
True integrity is when what you say, how you feel, what you think, and what you do, are all in alignment.
Thinking or feeling one way and saying or doing something different is an example of being dishonest to yourself, and therefore out of integrity.
Let’s talk about keeping agreements…
Integrity is Keeping your word to yourself (life completing what you start).
Integrity is Keeping your word to others (like being on time).
Integrity binds successful habits together.
Your confidence will rise or fall in direct proportion to how you keep you word.
Integrity is about wholeness and alignment, not just about whether you keep your promises. What you say, how you feel, what you think, and what you do are in alignment; vs saying one thing and meaning something different.
Think of your integrity as a tea cup… Your cup of “integri-tea” starts full as a child. Every time we break our agreements with others and ourselves, the tea cup is cracked. Over time, our integrity level becomes lower and lower, and unfortunately, the cracks cannot be filled by other people. Since they are self-generated, only you can fix them.
The cup gets repaired and rebuilt and refilled by keeping your word, even on the small things. You do what you said you’re going to do even after the feeling about wanting to do it has passed.
It’s never too late to repair your cup!