Integrity

Undoubtedly, unequivocally, unquestionably my absolute favourite character trait of all time. Integrity.

In every aspect of my life I truly try to live with integrity. I consider integrity to be a character strength that not enough people have. Or maybe not enough people consider and value. Do you do the right thing even when no one is watching?

Integrity

the quality of being honest and having strong moral principles

I feel as though integrity is one of the strongest characteristics one can possess. It’s living by being true to yourself and your own beliefs and morals. Being true to yourself is one of the ways we can live without having regrets.

A man is but a product of his thoughts. What he thinks, he becomes.

Mahatma Gandhi

We are all individuals in this world. Every single one of us have a different variety of character traits. Some traits I try to nurture and some I try to suppress (see blog on Toxicity).

I try to encourage my children to also develop their personalities with character traits that they are proud of. Be true to yourself. I frequently ask them: ‘are you proud of your actions?’ I want them to hold themselves accountable and do more of what they are proud of and less of what they’re not. Seeking external approval shouldn’t always be the first port of call.

I am always honest and take a lot of pride in that. I always strive to be diplomatic if having a difficult conversation because it’s not up to me to impose my will and my judgment on others.

Integrity, honesty, respect and pride are my favourite character traits. I consider these to be the essential characteristics that form a secure and stable foundation for you to then build a secure, stable and successful relationship.

Relationships with family. Relationships with friends. Relationships with colleagues. Have the confidence to be unapologetically you. Carry these character traits and you will attract these character traits. Build your support network around you with these people. Your Tribe.

  • #inspireyourtribe
  • #ownyourvibe
  • #doingitforme
  • #donotfitthebox
  • #dontdoitforthegram
  • #ownyourthoughts
  • #compassionandcourage

Published by Kerrine Aujla

Conscientious, Compassionate, Courageous

22 thoughts on “Integrity

  1. Lovely post. Honestly, I think it’s easier to uphold integrity when and where we are known. The few times I have traveled abroad my integrity has been put to test. I have seen people do outrageous things in the name of “nobody knows me here” and I’ve been labeled “backward” for not joining in. I love the fact that you are inculcating such positive traits in your children. They might think you are being strict, but it will help them a great deal in the future 🙂

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    1. Thank you so much. I think it’s a very important trait that gets overlooked. It’s so interesting to hear your experiences in different cultures. Thank you for sharing. ☺️

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      1. You are welcome and thanks for letting me share it (even though I hadn’t ask to reblogg 🙂 I couldn’t help spreading this positive message 🙂

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  2. It’s so easier said than done though. Especially in professional life. I hope I have the courage to uphold it when mine is being put to test.

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    1. I agree. Strangely in professional life it is very difficult due to certain procedures that you have to adhere to. I try my very best to have the right conversations in my professional environment to ensure that I’m doing my best to uphold my integrity and if others falter, that’s on them…I’m sure if you have courage you will succeed. ☺️

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  3. Very well said…’being you’ to remain original withstanding all pressures in personal or professional life is what matters at the end of day…. Difficult but certainly doable…
    Stay blessed 🙏😇

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    1. That’s very true. It can be difficult especially when you’re trying to seek a balance in a professional role…we can only do our best…and our best is enough ☺️

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