Hello old friends, new followers and fellow bloggers-
I just got home from work and today was…let’s just say interesting. You know what I hate the most? Doing business of any kind with individuals who lack integrity. Integrity is so important to me, it’s like the foundation of how I operate in the business world because I know what it’s like to have so many people be dishonest with me. I value make decisions where it concerns business and money upon the character of the individual involved with me. Integrity.
What is integrity? And why is it so important to me?
Integrity is the quality of being honest and having strong moral principles; moral uprightness.
Integrity is important because in my eyes, if a person lacks integrity they lack the will to be of any good to the society they wish to influence. A person that has no integrity cannot benefit the company or team by which they are apart of, in fact they cause the opposite :distrust and division. A person without integrity is selfish, making decisions in deceitful practices that only benefit their own person. Selfishness, dishonesty, and plain lack of morality produces nothing good into the environment around them. An person lacking integrity leaves a bad taste in my mouth and causes distrust for the future. That’s how high I have placed integrity as a valuable quality in an individual.
In today’s society, everybody is all about themselves. What can I do to make it big? What can I do to get what I want out into the hands and hearts of individuals? Who can I manipulate to do what I want them to do? It’s so easy to fall into this “me-me” way of thinking, but as an individual who wants to see good in the world- it’s not supposed to be about you, but those around you.
As a Christian, one who follows Christ- I value integrity and honesty as one would value the quality of clear air and drinking water. Integrity is very important and I live my life the best I can in a honest manner. I tell the truth, I pay my taxes, I don’t steal, and I enjoy my life lived honestly. Those in leadership or in positions where integrity is very important (police officers, attorneys, those in courthouse- judges, etc.) have an extra responsibility to walk in integrity – because their actions affect society around them.. As an aspiring attorney, when I see these individuals handle business opposite in honesty, I become greatly disappointed in them as a leader and more importantly as an individual.
Friends, you are receiving this message based on the aftermath of me experiencing this disappointment in my colleagues. Integrity is very important, because just like that my perception changed of the those around me and what was deemed good has now been tainted my the stain of dishonesty.
God is truthful, so walk in truth.
Until next time,
“He who walks in Integrity, walks securely” Proverbs 10:9
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