That's the largest, type face I can find to express the most important value that I embrace.
Adam commented on my "I'm the Bomb" article by saying that "I was honest".
..I believe that this is a critical success factor in anybody's progress forward.
It starts with BRUTAL self honesty IF WE ARE TO GET ANYWHERE IN LIFE.
The definition I like most for integrity is a simple one ' thinking, talking and walking the same way'. In other words if you are talking up a storm about how great you are, but you are thinking that actually you are pretty useless and you are walking with your head down ' as if you're always looking for a quarter, then nothing is lining up.
Integrity is the only real lasting value we can place on ourselves. Money is not, possessions are not good indicators of the worth of a person, only integrity will let a stranger know what you are worth.
On a daily basis, if we set out to be better from an integrity or personal honesty viewpoint we cannot fail to be better in everything we do.
If we make an apointment with ourselves to, say...file our tax return today and we put it off, several times...as most of us have done, what are we telling ourselves subconsciously...we are unreliable.
Honesty is the single most important word that can completely transform your life.
You start really thinking about the decisions you make, such as overpromising and underdelivering.
That throwaway thing that we do with others like....I'll call you...or we'll get together soon....when we have no intention of doing either, subconsciously erodes our own personal integrity and before we know it, we are procrastinating all over the place...now whether you like it or not THAT IS LYING TO YOURSELF . The next step is lying to others.
So when you make that decision to be honest, stop yourself from saying ' We'll have coffee next week' if you have no intention of doing so.
Don't over commit.
That is why this 'shredder accountability' is so important, but only if I tell you that I'm going to do something, then let you know you if I fall down. After all there is only one perfect person...and he does not live on this planet.
Let your yes be yes and your no no. How's that for wonderfully simply wisdom
My training and eating are going great and I'm loving life...honest.