Practicing integrity is an act of self-love. [/pullquote]
Recently this topic is really top of mind for me because I found myself consistently sharing all my ideas, plans, goals and dreams with people closest to me. And when I would see them again and they’d follow up on progress, it wouldn’t be a big deal to say I haven’t taken ANY action to make things happen.
One time doesn’t feel too bad, but it started to become a habit. And then by a certain point, its straight up EMBARRASSING to not move forward. I made a pact with myself to not share anything until it a.) has already happened or b.) I’ve made up my mind 100% – done deal.
It took me over 3 years to finally move to California after telling family/friends I’m moving. By the 6th (and final) time, they didn’t believe me. And why would they?! I consistently didn’t act on my word. But by this 6th time, I realized I had to let my actions speak for themselves and let my plan unfold before them. Because this was the real deal.
Sure enough, one month later, I made my dream become a reality. My mom threw me a going away party, my trunk was packed up, and off I went on my cross country drive to start a new chapter and long-awaited adventure.
12 ways to develop more integrity:
- Actually value integrity
- Be true to yourself.
- Keep good company
- Be confident.
- Do what is right.
- Be honest and transparent.
- Honor your word.
- Be loyal.
- Accept personal responsibility.
- Be resilient.
- Make a difference.
- Live for a cause greater than yourself.