What we said is what we do. This was what I first encountered the simple meaning of integrity in my life. What we preach is what we practice.
Oxford's dictionary online defines integrity as 1) the quality of being honest and having strong moral principles, 2) the state of being whole and undivided.
Many times we heard others said: 'What you preach is what you practice' to show that you should have integrity, means you should be honest and have strong moral principles in your life.
Why is that? Why should we possess integrity in our lives?
In answering to this question, aside from my own experience, I've done some readings in order to support how I'm going to put my sentences.
In my long journey of life and career in businesses, being honest and possessing a strong moral principles have played very important roles in gearing me up to positions that I've never think of before. This have influenced how I see my life, my marriage and my family.
Because of keeping integrity intact through out my business career and my life, it's helped us as a family to stick in our togetherness even after leaving my business career.
Although we as a family have had gone trough difficulties, harsh condition, and temptations in our lives, our migration and living in New Zealand for more than a decade now is a living proof of having and keeping integrity as one of the most important priority in life.
That is the reason why I've chosen to put 'Crystal Integrity' as the first core value in my plan for Personal Core Values' list, because I've been always watching my own character, my habits and my attitudes if they are congruent with this core value.
It is now become a
value system that navigates every aspect of my being and my doing. With integrity,
I saw myself as an open book of life for people who know me or happen to read this article, can see me right through
my heart, my mind and my life as a whole.
That's what I think the integrity should be, like a crystal. It attracts people, because it's beautifully shaped, clear, clean, bright, shiny and transparent. That's why it is certainly expensive. It is worthy owning it. Same as integrity, it is a valuable character that attracts valuable opportunities to the successes of our lives.
That is a 'Crystal Integrity'.
If anyone knows something in contrast to what I’m saying here about integrity, I would be happy for a constructive critic in order to correct it and to provide a better and reliable contents for visitors or readers in the future.
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