If a good reputation is like gold, then having integrity is like owning the mine. The following questions may help you nail down areas that need attention.
1. How well do I treat people from whom I can gain nothing?
2. Am I transparent with others?
3. Do I role-play based on the person(s) I’m with?
4. Am I the same person when I’m in the spotlight as I am when I’m alone?
5. Do I quickly admit wrongdoing without being pressed to do so?
6. Do I put other people ahead of my personal agenda?
7. Do I have an unchanging standard for moral decisions, or do circumstances determine my choices?
8. Do I make difficult decisions, even when they have a personal cost attached to them?
9. When I have something to say about people, do I talk to them or about them?
10. Am I accountable to at least one other person for what I think, say, and do?
Take some time to reflect on each question, honestly considering it before answering. Then work on the areas where you’re having the most trouble.
—Becoming a Person of Influence
WORRY LESS ABOUT WHAT OTHERS THINK, AND GIVE YOUR ATTENTION TO YOUR INNER CHARACTER TODAY
1 Peter 3:16
Having a good conscience, so that, when you are slandered, those who revile your good behavior in Christ may be put to shame.
The righteous who walks in his integrity— blessed are his children after him!
Lying lips are an abomination to the Lord, but those who act faithfully are his delight
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