4 Reasons Why Integrity Should Be Your #1 Quality

Real Integrity

In each of our lives, we are going to be tested at one point or another on our integrity and ethics. Can you remember a time in your life when you were asked to do something, by an employer, friend, or associate which was outside of the lines of what you felt was right?  What decision did you make? Did you do the right thing by keeping your integrity or did you go off the path and do the wrong thing?

There are so many outside influences that test our moral and ethical behavior.  Are you easily influenced by others or are you strong and stick by your convictions and stay on the straight path?  Integrity is so important. I believe it is the number #1 quality someone should have.

4 Reasons Why “Integrity” Should Be Your #1 Quality

  1. Trust – If you are a person that has integrity, your personal relationships and professional relationships will be genuine and the people around you will know they can trust you with anything.
  2. Responsible – If you have integrity, people will give you higher level responsibilities because they know and feel like you will always do the right thing.
  3. Respect -  If you stand up for doing the right thing, people at times may not always agree with what you do, but they will have a great respect for you, that you stand up for what you believe in.
  4. Authentic -  With integrity, you are looked at as real person, someone with class.  People with high integrity never have to look over their shoulder for anything they’ve done.  They can feel good about the choices they make.

Make it your goal to be a person of high integrity. If you have done some things in the past you are not proud of, today is a new day, a new beginning which you can now choose to always do the right thing.  A person with a high level of integrity is classy.  And class never goes out of style. How do you feel about “Integrity”?  I want to hear from you! -The SmartChic


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2 Responses to 4 Reasons Why Integrity Should Be Your #1 Quality

  1. Sonia says:

    Great topic. There were a few times when I know what I did was stupid and I paid for it dearly. No one is perfect, but I think learning from our mistakes makes us look at things differently the next time. I think integrity comes down to: are you a follower or leader?

    A leader can make his or her own decisions and isn’t always easily swayed into things outside their realm of common sense,while followers tend to just go with the flow. That’s not always a bad thing, but if Tom, Dick and Harry jumped off a bridge would you? Sticking to your guns and staying close to your beliefs is true integrity to me.

    No matter what, if it don’t sound right, it’s not for you. That’s integrity. Always striving to do the right thing.

  2. Wendy says:

    Integrity is your one mainstay in life that no one can take from you, without it what are you? Who are you? Always know what you are and who you are and life will happen all around you…and remember, what goes around comes around!

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