Focus on Your Values
Creating strong values and living your values is one of the simplest ways to add more happiness to every day. These values can also be referred to as your integrity. You might ask, why does integrity matter? Let’s be transparent here, it’s not always easy to admit a mistake, persevere during tough times, or follow through on every promise made. It is not always easy to be mature, maintain your composure, and not get angry when another person treats you unfairly. It’s not always comfortable to convey the hard truth or stand up for your beliefs.
In a business situation, especially if you are a manager or owner, it may not be beneficial in the short-term to do right by your clients, to put people before profits, to distance yourself from a questionable relationship, and to maintain exceptional business practices. Without exception, though, in the long run, doing the right thing is the clear path to build and keep your reputation, both personally and professionally. It is also the only path to long-term success and happiness. Your integrity always matters.
Here are nine foundation principles, or stepping stones, as to why integrity really does matter.
- Achieve peace of mind
- Strengthen trust
- Build a solid reputation
- Reduce anxiety
- Increases your effectiveness when leading others
- Build confidence
- Become a positive role model
- Live a purpose-driven life
- Build a strong life
Remember Proverbs 10:9, “People with integrity walk safely, but those who follow crooked paths will be exposed.”