Weekend Exercise: Integrity

Real integrity is doing the right thing, knowing that nobody’s going to know whether you did it or not. – Oprah Winfrey

We all want accolades: likes on Facebook, kudos at work, notes on Tumblr… The list is endless. But, as Oprah Winfrey states in the quote, real integrity is not recognition or praise. In fact, if it comes from a place of genuineness, it shouldn’t come with a spotlight. That’s why it’s important to define integrity as it pertains to your life. A purpose statement can help you.

The creation of your purpose statement shouldn’t be a gut-wrenching activity. It’s a simple three-step process that you can scribble on the back of an envelope, tap into the notes section of your phone or write on the chalkboard in your kitchen.  Seeing your answers will not only create a rock solid foundation but also help you set up a concrete code of conduct for all areas of your life.

  • Create a list of 10 of your favorite (positive) words.
  • Create a list of 3 of your most critical roles.
  • Write a statement for each role in #2 that answers the question: Why do I have this role in my life? Use the words from #1 as inspiration.

As an option, please share your results here or write me at laurel@brightlivelihoods.com

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