Integrity, such a powerful word, yet not many know the true meaning.
The quality of being honest and having strong moral principles; moral uprightness.
I have chosen to focus my intentions on acting with integrity.
Being who I say I am, doing what I say Ill do.
Integrity is having ethics; morals and being trustworthy. Doing exactly what you say you will, when you say you will and living a life exactly as you say you do. Basically, practising what you preach.
If you follow me & my journey, I am a do-er, I make my mind up about something and just get it done (and figure the logistics out later, I have researched this ‘just do it’ trait and apparently its good for entrepreneurs, thankfully), Im a hopeless romantic (I choose to believe the words I hear & that everyone is truly ‘good’), and I also suffer depression/self sabotage (yes, my days are very interesting!).
I use alot of powerful quotes everyday, romantic poems & invest my time reading in physiology, because it intrigues me as I only want to be a better person, for myself and those around me (one day my own family), yet on several occasions I find myself acting with my emotions even though I have the best intentions, speaking words that shouldnt be said and over analysing/acting with fear, hurt & ego.
For these reasons I am choosing to actively focus on this quality that few really possess; Integrity.
I want to be a woman of my word. That does not mean Im perfect, or I ever will be, it simply means that I will actively try to focus my intention on being as good as I say I am. On actively acting with integrity, not fear, hurt, anger.
Thought: If you were as valuable as your word, how valuable would you be?
‘Be impeccable with your word. Speak with integrity. Say only what you mean. Avoid using the word to speak against yourself or to gossip about others. Use the power of your word in the direction of truth and love. ‘ Miguel Angel Ruiz
If you want to live a life with happiness; it is essential to act with integrity. To speak and live your truth. (Why I classified it a ‘ pretty’ quality).
Integrity means to honour your word. Can people trust you? Are you responsible? Reliable? Integrity as a quality means that you do the right thing and people find you trustworthy and reliable (important characteristics for any relationship/lovers or friends) . Integrity means that you are honest, about yourself, everything that you are, who you want to be, and who you have been.
Be true to you…
What are your morals? What do you believe in (Respect, honesty, trust)? To truly act with integrity you must know what your morals are.
Do you believe in treating people with respect yet are disrespectful to those around you?
Do you always say you will do something, that never seems to get done? Do you always commit yet never seem to follow through? (We are all guilty of this, especially via social media)
Integrity is about being true to yourself, to who you are, knowing what you belive in and acting it out everyday.
‘The foundation stones for a balanced success are honesty, character, integrity, faith, love and loyalty. ‘Zig Ziglar’
For some us, we are still on the journey to discovering our true selves…(there is no rush it can be a life long beautiful journey). If you are unsure about your morals and ethics take some time, on your own, and reflect, what do you believe in? Once you know what it is that you believe in, what you desire from life, the person you want to be, you can consciously act with integrity every day.
‘Nothing is at last sacred but the integrity of your own mind. ‘Ralph Waldo Emerson
The more I am focusing on acting with integrity, the stronger relationships I am building and the better my life is becoming. If I say I will do something, I will (reliability). If I’m unsure that I can, I will say so (honesty).
Be honest with those around you, its much better then over committing and being a disappointment.
Love & light, Charlie x.
Everyday do something that makes you a better person, you are your only competition, just be better than yesterday 🙂