It’s amazing to me how loosely people use the word integrity, especially in business. I would like to think of myself as one who operates with a great deal of integrity. However, there have been times when my integrity has been compromised. Of those times, it always had to do with personal gain. So the question of course is whether or not you lack integrity if you’ve ever compromised it. If that’s the case, then I guess I’m a person who lacks integrity, however if it is possible for one to reclaim their integrity by taking responsibility and owning up to their indiscretion, then there is hope for me.
I want to be known as a person of integrity. One who always “does the right thing” as a friend of mine always says. I want to inspire others to do the right thing, even when no one is looking. There’s a certain amount of pride that comes from knowing you did the right thing, even if it’s only you who knows.