Discover Why Almost All Successful People Have This One Characteristic In Place
One of the most important characteristics that have to be in place for you to be successful as a person is integrity. If you don’t have that, you are absolutely screwed.
First of all, you’ll never be rich for long. If you get rich without being in integrity, you’re going to lose it. It’s as simple as that. Secondly, you won’t be able to live with yourself.
The definition of integrity if you look it up in a dictionary is basically whole and complete. The dictionary’s going to give you a couple of other ways that the word is used, including doing what you say you are going to do and finishing what you start.
If you do those two things, you will be rich, you’ll be successful, and you’ll be happy.
If you aren’t going to do what you say you’re going to do, don’t fricking say you’ll do it!
If you want to be successful, if you want to be rich, and if you want to have a good relationship with anybody, the absolute number one thing is trust.
It’s not okay that you’re late. It’s not okay that you don’t keep your commitment or your word. If you don’t keep your word, people are going to naturally think you’re unreliable, you’re rude and you cannot be trusted. They’re not going to want to do business with you. They might give you one more chance but you think they’re not going to remember that? Trust is lost in buckets and gained in drops.
When you don’t keep your word, in the same way that an outside, other person doesn’t trust you anymore and thinks you’re unreliable and untrustworthy, you think exactly the same thing about yourself now.
Your conditioned mind will say, “You’re untrustworthy. You’re unreliable. I can’t take what you say as gospel anymore. I don’t believe you anymore.”
If you don’t do what you say you’re going to do, you are essentially giving the message to the universe that what you say is garbage in the universe. If you want to have the life you want, your word needs to become law. What you say needs to actually happen in the universe.
It’s so simple, because all you have to do is do what you say. By doing this you are practicing the process of manifestation. Here’s how; the universe will start to get the message that what you say comes true. This is showing the universe that you are trustworthy and in return the universe will start to make what you say happen. Consequently, the opposite is true as well.
You’ve got to be a good partner for the universe!
So where do you start?
You’ve got to start with mini steps; mini commitments, a mini word and keep it. In other words, make it easy to keep your word. Don’t make it hard because if you make it hard, and you happen to slip yet again, you’re just going to go teach yourself and the universe that your word is worth shit, whether it’s true or not. How we feel is often our reality.
What do you start with? You start with the simplest things; the first action of something so that you can win, so you can keep your word to the universe and gain some momentum.
Some people say, “I want to be a multi-millionaire,” but today they’re broke and last year they earned $10,000. There’s a big leap of faith in the universe and in yourself, there. I’m not saying don’t go for it, but I would say slow down a bit there!
A more reasonable goal, to stay on this track, is to maybe say, “Today I’m going to start managing my money properly.” Now you’re budgeting, saving, and then maybe think about investments. See how that goes before you start promising yourself and others millions.
Start on the small things and build integrity. Make them easy to attain, no matter what area of life we’re talking about, so you get some momentum, progress and reliability on your side.
Tell us what you think. What are your experiences with integrity in important situations, either as a lapsed integrity on your side or when someone else didn’t hold up their end?
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