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As I have said, the first thing is to be honest with yourself. You can never have an impact on society if you have not changed yourself. Great peacemakers are all people of integrity, of honesty, but humility. Nelson Mandela

Integrity is not perfection. It is owning up to your actions or mistakes. Your word should be enough in any situation or circumstance. Integrity means standing by your word even if it hurts your reputation in the end.

Integrity In Changing Society 

We must adjust to changing times and still hold to unchanging principles. Jimmy Carter 

Though change is the only constant thing in life, there are certain virtues such as integrity, humility, etc whose value remains the same.
Your ‘yes’ should mean yes, and your ‘no’ should mean no. 

But let your ‘Yes’ be ‘Yes,’ and your ‘No,’ ‘No.’ Matthew 5:37

Integrity is needed in various areas of human connections. We need integrity in our relationships with one another.
We need integrity in our workplaces because integrity produces accountability and ensures that everyone takes up their responsibilities without slacking.

We need integrity in school systems. Learning and practicing integrity in schools will help generate trustworthiness in our next generation of leaders and citizens. 

We need integrity in our churches to uphold the true meaning of being followers of Christ. 
Integrity is also the corner of partnership, whether it is marriage or dating. Each party is expected to be true to himself/herself first, then to his or her partner to ensure the relationship runs smooth (trust me it is smoother than the alternative). 

Why We Need Integrity 

Integrity is the ingredient that will enable you to rapidly forge ahead on the highway to success. It advertises you as an individual who will always come through. Whatever you say you will do, do it; even if you have to move heaven and earth. Mary Kay 

Potential – Without integrity, you won’t reach your highest potentials
Trustworthy – to build relationships 
Reliability – A person of integrity does the right thing when no one is watching 
Rewards – If you do the right thing God will fulfill the rest
When your actions match up to your words 
Honesty – Don’t promise the moon when you know that you can’t reach the sky
Consistent – consistent about your behavior 
– When you have integrity you’re the same person in public and in private 
Being True to Thy Self – Be honest with yourself 
– Don’t do anything you wouldn’t like to read about yourself in a public forum 
Wellbeing – When you’re a person of integrity, you will not be a “people pleaser,” which will contribute to a better level of overall mental health and wellness 

To give real service you must add something which cannot be bought or measured with money, and that is sincerity and integrity. Donald A. Adams 

3 thoughts on “Integrity, A Timeless Value & Why It Is Important For Wellness

  1. Ihagh G. T. – A former university lecturer who writes about motivation and the environment, as they relate to the challenges and environmental issues that humanity has been facing.
    Ihagh G. T. says:

    a very enlightening post; not one that is much talked about… genuine integrity actually puts alot of nerves to rest and positively impacts wellness

    1. Marie Cook – I am a food lover, and cooking is therapeutic for me; it relaxes me and transports me to a quieter universe away from the noisy, busy modern world. I am a Counseling Mental Health & Wellness graduate student, wife, and stepmother. I love connecting with people from different cultural backgrounds through food, fashion, wisdom, and lifestyle in general. To be continued because I am still in the process of discovering who I am as I continue this journey called life. I promise to keep you all posted in the meantime.
      Marie Jeanderine Cook says:

      Thank you dear. Well said, ‘integrity positively impacts wellness ‘. Thanks for sharing your insightful thoughts.

      1. Ihagh G. T. – A former university lecturer who writes about motivation and the environment, as they relate to the challenges and environmental issues that humanity has been facing.
        Ihagh G. T. says:

        you’re welcome

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