Integrity comes from the word ‘integrate’.
To bring things together.
You would expect anyone with integrity to say what they mean and mean what they say
To integrate their intentions with their words and their words with their behaviours
That’s all good in theory,
But following through is the hard part
It’s not enough to proclaim your intentions only in words
The key is to live them out
To embody your values, as a matter of principle.
Because your lifestyle is a reflection of who you are and how you think
It’s the shows you watch
The people you hang with
The car you drive. What you eat.
It's how you dress and the type of entertainment you choose.
And it's how you treat and talk to people.
Everything you say or do, or don’t do for that matter,
Says something about who are you.
Lifestyle is all about attitude and behaviours
And integrity is ensuring that those attitudes and behaviours are always a true reflection of your deep seeded values.
It’s the process of taking two parts and bringing them together
Integrating them, to make a whole.