Integrity…at the end of the day, sometimes it’ all you got.
You know people can say what they want to say, and you know what they will. “So-n-so dresses nice, acts goofy, smells, So-n-so has no sense of style, is not that hot, is somewhat dorky, is pretty smart etc.” Personally, I really don’t care about those things, as long as at the end of the day, people can say good things about my character.
It’s more important for people to say “There’s Justin, he’s dependable, he’s honest, Justin is a man of his word, he’s genuine, he always does good work etc”. So in a sense, I’m less concerned with what people think ABOUT me, and more concerned with what people think OF me. I hope that makes sense. I want people to have good things to say about the things that make me, me.
Your integrity should be the thing you protect the most about yourself, an aspect that you try to improve upon the most, as it affects nearly all aspects of your life. It molds and shapes what type of lover, friend and worker you are, it affects how you interact with people, how you perceive people and how you treat people.
We have to stand for something. We talked about Branding at work today and personally I want my own personal Brand. I want to be able and go in and leave my mark on anything that I touch and people will know what to expect. Gotta bring the A game as they say. Bring it all day, every day.
Have you done anything to improve upon your integrity today? If not.. CHOP CHOP