Why Having Integrity In Life Will Get You Far In Life

We are surrounded by people and things that can influence our behavior in life.  The reality is, we live in times that there are a lot of outside influences that could put us on the wrong path, in both our personal and professional life.  And many people do go the wrong way; good people too, and it often destroys part or their entire life.

Integrity is one of those things, that you either have it or you don’t.  To me there is no middle ground. Having integrity is key to loyalty and if you don’t have loyalty and integrity, others are going to see that in you, and you’ll appear not trustworthy.

None of us are perfect.  Perhaps you have done some things in life that you might not be proud of.  Can you turn things around? Of course you can!  But you need to make the necessary changes and understand that having integrity is not just an action, it’s a lifestyle, a habit, a consistent pattern of behavior.  It’s willing to stand up, stand out and do what’s right, even at times doing it alone.

Need a little convincing?  Here are my reasons as to why having integrity will get you far in life.

Why Having Integrity In Life Will Get You Far In Life

  1. The Truth Needs No Memory – When you have integrity, you are acting in a loyal and truthful manner. And when you need to recall events, it’s easy, because you have nothing to hide or make up.
  2. You Can Sleep More Soundly At Night  – When you are doing the right thing, you can sleep soundly at night, because you don’t have worries about whether you are going to get caught for doing the wrong thing.  When you have integrity and do the right thing, the right people will support you in what you do.
  3. No Need to Look Over Your Shoulder – With integrity, comes a lighter emotional load. You will not have that weight on your shoulders or that ‘feeling’ that someone might be on to you, because there is no need to.  You are free with integrity.
  4. You Will Be Trusted -There is no better feeling than people trusting you for all that you do in life.  If there is a pattern of loyal and good behavior from you, better things in the long run will come to you in your professional and personal life.

So in summary, it is my belief that having integrity is the key to having an authentic and successful personal and professional life.  What are your thoughts on integrity?  I would love to hear your comments today.

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2016-11-11T11:55:58-07:00By |Inspirational Articles|8 Comments


  1. Mmathapelo February 13, 2013 at 6:06 am - Reply

    Just what my colleague and I were discussing. We work in an organization of cheats in disguise. I’m holding on to my INTEGRITY because it is all I got until I leave this place.

    • SmartChic February 13, 2013 at 9:56 am - Reply

      Thank you for your comments. Keep strong. Keep that INTEGRITY! All the best to you!

  2. Ashly K February 13, 2013 at 6:10 am - Reply

    We all need that one person on our side who reminds us to stand tall, and with shoulders back, we show the world all that we are made of. Cynthia shows us what we might have forgotten in this post; doing the right thing should take no effort and we would all be better for it.

    • SmartChic February 13, 2013 at 9:58 am - Reply

      Thank you Ashly for your very nice comments. I am so appreciative of your words and YOU! Have a wonderful day! Hooray for integrity!

  3. Etiedidiong February 13, 2013 at 6:37 am - Reply

    Cynthia is one of the exceptional people that I have met, she gives you the truth about life, knowing that there are some areas in life that we may have fallen short, but yet reminding us that life is far better when we fall and pull out self back up and keep it going, not allowing our mistakes to predict for us. I appreciate you Cynthia, you are fabulous Cynthia, great post!! Thank you for always being there to remind us.

    • SmartChic February 13, 2013 at 10:00 am - Reply

      Thank you so much for your comments Etiedidiong! Thank you for being YOU!

  4. Wendy February 13, 2013 at 3:50 pm - Reply

    Oh my…I sooooo agree with Cindy and everyone that has commented. Having integrity is just plain and simply one of those things that is absolutely PRICELESS!! Be true to yourself, be true to others, WOW, you never worry about what you did or didn’t say or do…to me that is just simply the only way to live – and I am sure all of you agree! I hope everyone is having a terrific day!!

  5. Jane Gotts February 14, 2013 at 6:02 am - Reply

    Cynthia, so true.

    Sometime difficult when faced with challenges and pressures but always the right thing to do.

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