More on My Journey for an Integrated Life
Looking inward is not for the faint of heart. I love the way you break this down. So simple, yet so complex. I’m gonna let this one marinate for a bit. Thank you, Peter!
I fully support this and it makes for more meaningful connections! I wish integrity in the workplace was uplifted more than it is.
Brilliantly written Peter. So much gold here.
Integrity and keeping your word is one of the most important things in life.
If you just learn this from an early age, it will be the foundation for one's success.
The bare minimum to living the best possible life one could.
I think, especially for people from Korean / Asian families, not only is it rare for individuals to be taught from an early age the importance of integrity and keeping your word, but honoring one's word. It's a VERY SIMPLE IDEA that will change your life and make you a more respectable and trustworthy not only in the eyes of others, but also respect and trust yourself.
Keep your word. If you say something, you do it.
And, if you can't keep it, for whatever reason, respectfully communicate it to the other party.
I think this last part trips a lot of people up because we weren't taught how to communicate and empathize with others, or we worry about the backlash and got caught in a cycle of guilt and self-loathing. I find that I'm really hard on myself when I fail to meet my word.
Because it's not just about keeping your word to other people, it's keeping your word to yourself.