Integrity Comes Before Self-Interests

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Doing What’s Right Even If It Means Feeling A Little Pain

The easy way out in life does not deliver you respect from others; it shouldn’t even deliver respect from your own self. People choose the easy way out all the time out of fear and insecurity; they know deep inside that they are succumbing to anxiety. But you have to learn how to control your anxiety; if you don’t, then it tends to become pathological. Remember that integrity comes before self-interests.

Integrity is the quality of being honest and having strong moral principles. Someone who has integrity does what is right in a certain situation, even if it means exposing themselves to a little pain. The more integrity that you display, the better you will feel about yourself and the more respect that you will earn from others.

Don’t expect respect when your integrity flops at random times. It means that you cannot be trusted and when you cannot be trusted, certain doors will close for you in life. Sometimes the best things in life are saved for those with the most integrity because actions always speak louder than words.

Would you not be willing to help someone out more who displays consistent integrity? Someone’s integrity gives you confidence that they can be trusted and can be there for you when they’re counted on. Unfortunately, many people are afraid of negative outcomes and so they sacrifice their integrity so that they can feel comfortable.

You have to understand that comfort has to be sacrificed at times in order to do what is right. Everyone wants to be comfortable; it’s part of human nature. But not everyone wants to do the right thing. The more that you practice doing what is right, the easier it will become and people will take notice! And when people take notice, they spread the word to others about how impressive your record of integrity has been.

You just never know what important person may hear about you and give you a call one day asking, “Are you interested in this offer?” And your life may change right there and then.

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Honesty Is The Best Policy

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Honesty And Integrity

One of the best things that you can do for yourself is to lead an honest life. Waking up every single day knowing that you are willing to be sincere and free of deceit and untruthfulness is one of the best feelings; your mental health joyfully cheers you on! Honesty is the best policy to live by in your everyday interactions; that and integrity.

Maintaining strong moral principles and uprightness is something respectable to live by; people will commend you for it. It also just feels splendid to be able to live your life with integrity. Even if life is difficult at times and gives you lemons, it makes a whole world of a difference when you are doing your part by living honestly and full of integrity.

You will also win more in life when you are consistently honest. Some people will like to tell you otherwise, “No man, if you’re honest all the time, people will trample all over you. You gotta know how to play the game!” What game? Lying just to get by or win certain people or situations over? As 2Pac once said, “You don’t have to lie to kick it.”

While lying and providing misinformation will certainly reward you with certain outcomes, in the end, you will just suffer on the inside. This is because lying slowly corrupts you, and the more that you do it, the more immune you become to the feeling of corruption. In other words, you get used to feeling corrupt; it becomes the new you.

Don’t live by this policy. You can win just as much or even more by leading an honest life. People will learn to put their trust in your hands and newer and bigger doors will open up for you. One of the best feelings in the world is waking up in the morning to new opportunities that were opened up to you on the previous day; you feel ecstatic and on top of the world.

Honesty should be your new policy from now on!

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Humility Is In Short Supply

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Live Your Life With Integrity, Lose With Dignity, Win With Humility

People often forget that there is so much more to this world than just what happens in their lives. Modern-day society is placing so much emphasis on attraction, status and wealth, that it’s making people adopt false personas and representations of themselves. Rather than just being themselves, people prefer to portray something which they are not.

How many people that you know still maintain a modest or low view of their own importance? It’s almost as if you are lucky to still meet them, as if they are a dying breed. And it’s not because human nature is wicked or genetically rotten. It’s because the entertainment industry does an amazing job at selling us a “glamorous, all about me” persona.

One effective way of stepping away from this false persona is getting involved in education. Going to college and graduate school and taking your studies seriously, definitely helps you to develop your mind and direct your focus and attention on intelligence, and the more important matters in life. Education helps you realize that there is so much more to life than fame, status and wealth.

This is not to imply that artsy people are fake and all about themselves. Many artsy people live their lives with integrity and humility. But no matter what line of work you find yourself in, you must learn how to keep your ego in check. The ego is very susceptible to inflation, and the more that you keep it in check, the less the tendency for it to inflate.

Even if you want to have a lot of money in life and be the center of attention, do it in a humble and innocent manner: don’t show off; don’t believe that you’re better than others; don’t act like you’re superior and don’t make everything about you! You’ll actually become a much more attractive person, if you allow others to steal some of the attention.

The DSM Ready community is about attracting humble people from all over the world who are ready to help spread love, spiritual wealth and the promotion of mental and physical wellbeing!

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