I remember learning that INTEGRITY meant that I would keep my word and honor my promises. In essence, I would do what I said I was going to do and that I meant what I said.
And, I strive to life my life with INTEGRITY.
Sometimes I succeed. And other times I do not. But the intention of INTEGRITY is always there, guiding me.
And then, the other day, it hit me like a ton of bricks.
My definition of INTEGRITY is severely flawed!
I thought that INTEGRITY meant that I would keep my word and honor the promises, that I had made to others. I had not considered those things that I had said or promised to myself.
(it took me a moment to digest this idea, so I repeated...)
I had not considered those things that I had said or promised
(and then the blessed Aha Moment occurred...)
WOW!...something is VERY wrong with that!
And so, I guess, that if I really want to be a person with INTEGRITY (which I do), then I guess I am not only accountable to others, but also to myself.
Eek! Suddenly, all the times that I have gone back on my word, or broken the promises that I made to myself, flood into my consciousness. And I am scared! Energized too...(but in a "Eek!" kind of way)!
But, you know, it's funny how when those Aha Moments happen, as hard as I try, there is no "undo" button available to click. The Aha has happened and there is no turning back now.
So, my world is rocked as I incorporate my new definition of INTEGRITY into my life!
What has rocked your world lately?