Without Integrity, Nothing Works!
Nothing in your life will ever work if you're not operating inside of integrity.
When I said integrity, I meant:
When you give your word (or promise) to doing something, anything you say you'll do, with anyone, you do it!
You do and say what you're expected to do by the expectations you've created with others.
Think of integrity as a successful computer program like Facebook. If any part of the code that created that program doesn't work or is out of integrity, then you'll have bugs, or it'll break down and crash. Remember when Facebook was down for an entire day a month or so ago?
When was the last time your computer crashed, or you received an error online? That is a breakdown of integrity for those computers or websites. When you have less than 100% integrity, breakdowns happen, and performance in those areas significantly decreases.
Integrity is the backbone and foundation of everything working in your life. If you ever wonder why your relationships are not working, your career is not working, or why your performance in sports or work is not working, the first place to look is at your integrity.
Too often in life, we wonder why people don't call us back. We think, why are my clients not buying my products or services? Why isn't my girlfriend happy? Why don't my employees "respect" me? Why don't people "trust" me? The answer to all those questions is that you are not a man or woman of your word, and they all know it. You might think it's okay if you say one thing and do another and believe that it doesn't impact the other person or party at all. It does! They might not tell you or say anything, but once you begin to see a relationship becoming strained or you're no longer in communication with those individuals, your integrity is not whole and complete, and unless you take responsibility for that and make it whole again, you may never have a great and working relationship with those individuals ever again. What's missing is responsibility here.
Now, how do we take responsibility, you might ask, to have integrity in place?
Simple. Do what you say you're going to do at exactly the time you say you'll do it by. If you cannot, then contact the person you gave your word to, tell them that you can't have it done by that time, and work out a way that works with them, to have it done in the future. If you're consistently a person of 100% Integrity, I promise you that miracles will happen in your life and all around. You'll have everything work, and when I say work, I mean work EXTREMELY WELL! You'll be satisfied with your life. Your relationships will be amazing. Your clients and work associates will love you. You'll be reliable and trustworthy and have top-notch credibility. People will have a demand for you to work and be with them.
What would that be like for you to have a life like that?
I live in this world of 100% integrity, and it's not easy of course to fulfill on, but I promise you that it's worth it!
My life is amazing, and everything works and works extremely well. I want you to have that too!
I request you take on living in a world of 100% integrity and watch your life magically transform :)
Alex Macklin is a Certified Personal Trainer and Yoga teacher in San Diego. He specializes in building strength, mobility, flexibility and rehabilitation with his clients. His mission is to empower people to their own greatness with strength, grace and passion.