Honor Your Word–Living With Integrity

Choose courage over comfort. Choose what is right over what is fun, fast, or easy. And choose to practice your values rather than simply professing them.

How often do you do what you say you're going to do? Whether its with a friend or a plan for yourself, what you do when no one is watching says a lot about who you are. Give yourself REAL freedom by practicing integrity. Since you will have nothing to hide, you will have nothing to fear. Step into an easier way of life by practicing this essential positive character trait.

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:

  1. Actually value integrity
  2. Be true to yourself.
  3. Keep good company
  4. Be confident.
  5. Do what is right.
  6. Be honest and transparent.
  7. Honor your word.
  8. Be loyal.
  9. Accept personal responsibility.
  10. Be resilient.
  11. Make a difference.
  12. Live for a cause greater than yourself.
Carpe diem.
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