I am 100% certain that we all, every one of us had a moment where we thought that, “the end justifies the means” and we put our integrity on the side to accomplish our goals.
So here is the lesson:
First, what ever is done is done, the past is history and we need to focus on the present and the future. We have made right and wrong decisions. It is called the past, we learned and moved forward.
Now, how do we change and become better people?
Lets begin in understanding the meaning of integrity and make it a part of our character!
Integrity means to be honest and to have strong moral principles. It is to do what you know is right. It is to stand up for what you believe in and to have the courage to speak up.
Then we make a pledge about our present and future…
“Be Impeccable With Your Word. Speak with integrity. Say only what you mean. Avoid using the word to speak against yourself or to gossip about others. Use the power of your word in the direction of truth and love.” - Miguel Angel Ruiz
I will make this pledge but I know that I will come into circumstances where I will or be tempted to break this pledge, yet my goal is to try to keep it intact.
Like all of us, we are humans. If we all try to live under the integrity flag, I think we will a have better life and a better world to live in.
"Live so that when your children think of fairness, caring, and integrity, they think of you." - H. Jackson Brown, Jr.