The benefits of Integrity

By El Bahraouy Jemaa

Everyone thinks of changing the world, but no one thinks of changing himself. How can you change the world if you don’t change yourself first? You need to live with integrity. It is one of the main characteristics and way of living. When you have it, your life will become better.

         Nobody is perfect, but you can try a little harder to be a better person. A lot of people don’t have integrity, including or don’t live with integrity. The day you live with integrity, you will be happier with yourself and in peace.

Having integrity means being totally honest and truthful in every part of your life. Always Doing the right thing and in all circumstances, whether or not anyone is watching. Basically, following moral or ethical principles and doing the same as what you say.

Integrity is staying true to myself and your values, even when you are faced with serious consequences for the choices that you are making.

Integrity is the key to a happy and peaceful life. When you live a life with integrity, it means that you let your actions speak for who you are and what you believe in. Integrity is a choice you make, and it’s a choice you must keep making repeatedly. When you have integrity, you are willing to live by your standards and beliefs even when no one is watching.

         There are several reasons why integrity is so important. The first reason is you will no longer question yourself. When you listen to your heart and do the right thing, life becomes simple, and you will live in peace. Your actions will become open for everyone to see, and you will not have to worry about hiding anything.

         When you operate from integrity, you gain the trust of other people, especially those you work with closely. This is crucial especially for those in positions of leadership. Others will see you as dependable and accountable for your actions. When you are trustworthy, people feel safe in your presence, and you gain influence.

         And the third reason would be, you become a role model, whether you like it or not. Why? Because integrity is a hallmark of ethical leadership – companies, clients, co-workers, stakeholders, churches, communities, and families want leaders that they can trust, and when you demonstrate integrity, you will show everyone you can be trusted and respected.

         It is never too late to do anything. You can start now to learn to be honest and try to live a life with integrity……. Because once you have integrity, your life will become better and the world around you will become a better place!