Noodle on This: Your Integrity is Everything

Noodle* on This…

Young Man With A Post It Note On His Mouth representing "your word is your bond"

Your Word is Your Bond

“Your reputation and integrity are everything. Follow through on what you say you’re going to do. Your credibility can only be built over time, and it is built from the history of your words and actions.”

~ Maria Razumich-Zec

Synonyms for integrity include honestyrectitude, honor, good character, principle(s), ethics, morals, righteousness, morality, virtue, decency, fairness, scrupulousness, sincerity, truthfulness, trustworthiness. But not matter what words we may choose to describe it, integrity is essential to our well-being and our success in life.

When people know they can trust and rely on us, we get the most interesting or most important assignments at work. We halso have good credit scores because we always pay our bills on time. A good credit score means that we can buy a new home or car or go on a fun vacation. Plus, it is so much easier to tell the truth and keep our word. We don’t have to come up with excuses or remember the lies we told.

A Final Thought

Living with integrity may not get you a lot of friends, but it is will always get you the right friends. – Anonymous

Noodle Challenge

What will you do this week to follow through on what you said you would do?

Share your thoughts with us in the Comment section below.

* To noodle: A verb meaning to mull over, think about, contemplate, ponder, puzzle over or brain-storm.

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