I wanted the weekend read to be soulful. All through the week, we are chasing targets, forming success strategies, worrying about our bills and dreaming of the fortune that we want to make for our families. But I want you all to pause for a while and fuel your souls with some concrete truths. And if your heart resonates with this thought of mine then continue reading, only to discover what you already know.
Do not act as if you were going to live ten thousand years. Death hangs over you. While you live, while it is in your power, be good and the only way you can be good is to be true to your ownself. When you are all pumped up to be true to yourself, you nurture integrity.
Buffet Warner once said that in looking for people to hire, you look for three qualities: integrity, intelligence, and energy. And if you don’t have the first, the other two will kill you. Its true.. Integrity is not a conditional word. It doesn’t change with the weather. It is your inner image of yourself, and if you look in there and see a man who won’t cheat, then you know he never will. Integrity is not a search for the rewards of integrity. Maybe all you ever get for it is the largest kick in the back the world can provide. But never ever cheat yourself as it is not the world who will bring you back on your feet, it will be you.. yourself who will do this miracle each time the world knocks you down.
If there is a gap betwwen what you do and who you are, you are surely out of integrity. Find the courage to ask questions and to express what you really want. Communicate with others as clearly as you can to avoid misunderstandings, sadness and drama.
You should not fool yourself thinking that you can win big while all you do is rearrange your prejudices and turn your inner truth to silence.
Regard your good name as the richest jewel you can possibly be possessed of and the way to a good reputation is to endeavor to be what you desire to appear.The ends you serve that are selfish will take you no further than weak fortune but if you value your true self, you will be eternal.
You keep running after everything in your life and in the journey you compromise your inner truth, your inner strength and miss out the entire purpose of your existence. By diminishing your integrity, you lose your class, your control.
Both in your personal and professional lives, each one of you is a masterpiece of your days; the greater your integrity and awareness, the more original and creative you would emerge.Your strength should be in the integrity of your actions; never compromise on what you believe you ought to do.
Wise men have said it in a million ways that day by day, your choices, your thoughts, your actions fashion the person you become. Your integrity determines your destiny. Your duty is to lead as best you can, following the dictates of your conscience.
My Friends, remember an authentic and genuine life grows like a sturdy tree. And like a tree, it grows slowly. Every time you make a different and better decision, it grows a little. Every time you choose to do the right thing, even when nobody would find out otherwise, it grows a little. Every time you act with compassion, relinquish your right to strike back, take a courageous stand, admit fault or accept responsibility, it grows a little. Let yourself grow little by little but deeper n deeper, to face the storms of time stronger and stronger and to emerge brighter and brighter than ever before.
From my heart to yours…. a happy n thoughtful Sunday:)