You trusted your bank; it’s money-grubbing you.
You trusted your girlfriend, she betrayed you.
Your government made beautiful promises, but deceived you.
Egocentrism keeps backstabbing you.
Do I really need to go further?
You have been betrayed too many times, and your trust have been robbed.
In the American courthouse, you’re innocent until proven guilty. Well, it doesn’t work this way between people anymore.
In this world of selfishness, you’re guilty until proven otherwise.
This is why integrity is the new key to success. It brings respect, and respect delivers influence. Break people’s trust, and they’re gone forever.
Answer this crucial question; “if the whole world would follow you, would we live in a better world?”
Do it in total honesty, nobody’s listening. As a matter of fact, it’s even harder to have integrity within our own selves.
“The true test of a man’s character is what he does when no one is watching.” – John Wooden
Integrity isn’t only with others; it starts in our own minds. When you live through strong values and principles, integrity follows you everywhere.
How many times did you break your own promises? It’s the perfect way to crush your confidence. Don’t even bother trying to influence others, if you can’t even do it to yourself. Admit it, your own mind’s enslaving you.
Here are the 5 factors.
1. Shut up, Take Action
Don’t EVER promise something you can’t complete. When you give words, BURN the bridge behind, and make sure you follow through no matter what. Otherwise, you’ll break people’s trust.
What one does is more important than what one says, because people believe in what they see, not what they hear.
“Actions speak louder than words, but not nearly as often.” – Mark Twain.
Now you understand why your girlfriend doesn’t believe in your love.
You have read hundreds of success advices, but keep failing.
You know why?
Because you can’t even keep your own promises.
2. Admit your Flaws
By admitting your flaws, you initiate deep connections with people.
They will appreciate your truthfulness, and respect you for it. Furthermore, it is the best way to disarm them. You don’t fight fire with fire, you water it. You admitted your flaw, what else can they say to you? They’ll respect it and move forward.
3. Show Modesty
Put your ego aside, you’re not better than anyone. If you surpass someone in a domain, they outplay you in another one. Don’t just portray it, you need to truly believe and accept it. Otherwise, ego and jealousy will take over, and you’ll stand alone in crucial times.
4. Support Others
Nothing shows your character and dignity more than prioritizing others. Don’t just be willing to do it, engage yourself with full heart and devotion. Provide times to others, it’s the perfect way to show your appreciation.
Remember when you declined an invitation without a genuine justification, but only because you were uncomfortable and scared of social gatherings. You weren’t badly intentioned, but the person that invited you doesn’t have a clue. All they remember is your declination.
People with integrity focus on giving, not receiving.
The best part?
The more you give, the more you receive.
5. CARE About Others
Don’t EVER take somebody’s love for granted, and always appreciate the passion. Don’t forget to show them how you feel, as this is a frequent mistake. As example, treat your girlfriend like you did in the beginning. NO, she isn’t a genius; she can’t get inside of your mind and read your love.
Show people respect, and they’ll respond to it.
Have strong integrity, and people will naturally be drawn to you. You’ll be what the magnet is to the metal. And remember, the main goal is having a positive influence on others, not manipulating them.
Be totally honest, because you don’t have a price. Don’t cross limits, whether you’re stealing 1$ or 1000$, you’re a thief.
Ever heard about the law of attraction?
In a single phrase, what you think about you bring about. By being a person of integrity, you’ll attract honest people. It’s a virtuous circle, as these people also attracted integrity into their life.
You’ll end up in a little world of integrity!
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