Integrity is important. Sometimes it can feel like you’re walking on a tightrope between selling yourself and selling out. Sure, it is important that you learn to sell yourself and your skills in business, whether you are applying for a job or running your own company.
Confidence is key, but there comes a time when you need to understand the difference between asserting your strengths and lying just to land the sale.
Protect your integrity and make sure that you can feel comfortable with everything you put in writing, or say about yourself. Dishonesty in one area of your life can easily encroach upon other areas, so maintain your integrity at all times. If the people around you don’t work as hard as you, so be it. Maybe they spend too much time complaining about life, that’s up to them. It’s possible that they have peaked too early and scoff at the idea of continued personal development. Maybe they are afraid of the future and the inevitable change that it brings.
You may feel surrounded by those who have deep moral and ethical failings and their attitude towards those who are different to them may be warped. Here’s the thing, you don’t have to be like that. It’s your standard that matters, not theirs.
You’re responsible for working hard and maintaining a positive attitude. You’re responsible for your own learning and ensuring that you are able to adapt to life’s many challenges. You’re responsible for your own level of integrity and for treating others with love and respect.
The world is a messy enough place as it is, you don’t need to join the masses at the bottom.
Keep your own standards high, and who knows? Perhaps you’ll influence a few to raise their standards with you. Study the lives of people throughout history who are famous for having integrity and think about how can you be more like them.
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