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"Integrity comes into play in everything we do. In fact, it’s more than everything we do, it’s everything we are." 

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This series of articles will provide insights and strategies for better living as well as skills for life enrichment. Topics to be covered in this series include: how to enhance the relationships in your life, how to improve your communication skills, how to develop empowering ideas and to act on those thoughts, and how to inject humour, fun, excitement into your life. ... Read More About  Your Life, Unlimited 
 
 
  
 
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Stephanie Staples

 
Stephanie Staples is a member of Rockford Kingsley's Advisory Board and is a proud Canadian coach and speaker who helps audiences around North America shift their perspective and kick up the quality of their life! Visit www.YourLifeUnlimited.ca for your complimentary Quality of Life Assessment.  
 

 

 

  

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Reflections on The Value of Integrity? 
 
Integrity comes into play in everything we do. 
In fact, it’s more than everything we do,
it’s everything we are.

  
 
Having a high level of integrity is one of the most important characteristics we can possess. It is a core value, a choice, and something we can nurture. Integrity is modeled all around us, yet its value in our society seems to be underrated.
 
Coming from a place of integrity means being truthful and honest. It means being reliable. It means trying to build rather than break, help rather than hurt, connect rather than crumble. Coming from a place of integrity means being authentic—the same you, whether people are watching or not.
 
We will not always be right or do right, but when we have integrity, we step up; we accept responsibility for our actions, we feel remorse, we have an understanding of what went wrong and why it happened so that we can put a plan in place to ensure it won’t happen again.
 
You know how a bad reputation follows you around? Well, the fabulous thing about living life brimming with integrity is that it actually precedes you. If you tell the truth even when you don’t have to, do the right thing even when nobody is around to notice, honestly do your best, keep your promises, etc., then that is what people will assume of you. Your actions define your character. This comes in handy so when you do make a mistake, people tend to give you the benefit of the doubt, and perhaps forgive more easily.  You see how the reputation comes first? Can you see how it could work in reverse as well? If you lack integrity, people will not trust, value or respect you.
 
Think about how integrity plays a role in your life, in the life of your family, and in your career. Think about what sort of values you are modeling, how you are modeling them, and how you can live a life of integrity.
 
This could mean being honest and saying your son is 12, even if he looks 11, and 12 years olds have to pay. This may mean answering a call light of a patient who is not ‘yours.’ It might mean accommodating a request even if you don’t want to. Perhaps it is giving credit where credit is due? What might it mean to you?
 
If you are not getting what you want out of your life, then look inside and see exactly what’s going on in your life. I know if you focus on being a person of integrity, your character will be strengthened, your relationships at home and at work will be strengthened, and your life will be strengthened. Start by being honest and true to yourself, and the rest will follow.
 
One final point—it is not just the big things that count, it is the hundreds of little things we do every day that mould our character, that develop our integrity, and that help us live our lives, unlimited!
 
Having a high level of integrity is one of the most important characteristics we can possess. It is a core value, a choice, and something we can nurture. Integrity is modeled all around us, yet its value in our society seems to be underrated.
 
Coming from a place of integrity means being truthful and honest. It means being reliable. It means trying to build rather than break, help rather than hurt, connect rather than crumble. Coming from a place of integrity means being authentic—the same you, whether people are watching or not.

 

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Editorial Comment: Integrity is one of Rockford Kingsley’s core values.  The reader is encouraged to review Rockford Kingsley’s Mission Statement in the About Us section of the web site, and to reflect on what integrity means to you? Was there ever a time in which you were asked to compromise your integrity at work? How did you respond? How did you feel after you made your decision? Would you make the same decision if a similar situation came up in the future? Participate in Rockford Kingsley’s forum on Integrity and let us know how you have cultivated this important virtue in your life.
 
 
 
 

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