Good teammates pull their weight.
Great ones hold you accountable and lift you up so you can pull your own.
Thanks for not leaving me behind, and where you found me. – Robber
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The bottom line when it comes to integrity is that it allows others to trust you. And without trust, you have nothing. Trust is the single most important factor in personal and professional relationships. It is the glue that holds people together. And it is the key to becoming a person of influence.
At one time you could assume that others would trust you until you gave them a reason not to. But today with most people, you must prove your trustworthiness first. That’s what makes integrity so important if you want to become a person of influence. Trust comes from others only when you exemplify solid character.
It has been said that you don’t really know people until you have observed them when they interact with a child, when the car has a flat tire, when the boss is away, and when they think no one will ever know. But people with integrity never have to worry about that. No matter where they are, who they are with, or what kind of situation they find themselves in, they are consistent and live by their principles.
—Becoming a Person of Influence
But I have trusted in your steadfast love; my heart shall rejoice in your salvation
Therefore I tell you, whatever you ask in prayer, believe that you have received it, and it will be yours.
1 John 4:18
There is no fear in love, but perfect love casts out fear. For fear has to do with punishment, and whoever fears has not been perfected in love.
- Successful and unsuccessful people do not vary greatly in their abilities. They vary in their desires to reach their potential.”
- “Would you like me to give you a formula for success? It’s quite simple, really: Double your rate of failure. You are thinking of failure as the enemy of success. But it isn’t at all. You can be discouraged by failure or you can learn from it, so go ahead and make mistakes. Make all you can. Because remember, that’s where you will find success.”
Thomas J. Watson
Daily Storytelling Time
The Pigs Deal
A farmer had two sons. They all worked together on the farm. However, the father had been given the younger brother more responsibility. The older brother decided to ask his father why he did this.
The father did not provide a direct answer. Instead, he told him “Son, go to the Johnson’s farm and ask if they have any pigs for sale.” The son left and soon returned. “Yes, they have three pigs to sell.”
The father said, “Could you please go back and ask them the price?”
The son returned, “The pigs are $20 each.” The father said, “Could you ask them if they can deliver the pigs tomorrow?”
The son returned with an answer “Yes, they can.” Then, the father called the younger son. “Go to the Smith’s Farm and see if they have any pigs for sale.”
The younger son returned and his answer was this. “Yes, they have four pigs for $20 each, or eight pigs for $16 each. They said they can deliver tomorrow. I told Mr. Smith to deliver five pigs tomorrow unless he heard otherwise from us in the next hour. And I agreed that if we want extra pigs, we could buy them at $14 each.”
The father turned to the older brother, who nodded his head, as he now realized why his father had given more responsibility to this brother.