Integrity is the quality most needed to succeed in business. Its all about the little things in life. If a person has INTEGRITY in the little things, when the big things come you will be ready to respond with INTEGRITY. It’s about the small things in life, and it comes from the inside of each one of us. There is no such things as integrity in business, or at work, or in your home. Integrity affects us in every area of life. YOU EITHER HAVE INTEGRITY OR YOU DON’T HAVE INTEGRITY.
1. INTEGRITY IS NOT DETERMINED BY CIRCUMSTANCES:
Some people claim that integrity is gained by living in the right social structure, or in the right family situations. Circumstances reveal whether or not a person has INTEGRITY but it is not determined by circumstances. Integrity is developed by making good choices in your life in all areas of life. A person can have integrity in one area but not in another area.
2. INTEGRITY IS NOT BASED ON CREDENTIALS:
Character comes from who we are, however some people would like to be judged by the credentials they have earned or the position they hold. A person can have a position and still not have INTEGRITY. It is not what you have, it is based on who you are, and the heart you have.
3. INTEGRITY IS NOT TO BE CONFUSED WITH REPUTATION:
Some folks mistakenly think that image or reputation is what INTEGRITY IS ALL ABOUT.
The circumstances in which you live determine your reputation.
The truth you BELIEVE AND LIVE determines your INTEGRITY.
Certainly, a good reputation is a valuable thing, King Solomon of Israel stated, “A good name is more desirable than great riches.” A good reputation is like GOLD but to live a life of INTEGRITY IS LIKE OWNING THE GOLD MINE.