Integrity is do what you say you will do when you say you will do it and if you are unable to do that then to communicate and make a new plan to do or not do what you said.
It is not an action. It is a way of being.
I must be Integrity. Integrity must be me.
It's a way of being personally balanced.
My husband was telling me about this tonight as we discussed a meeting he had just attended. I liked what he was saying.
It's being honest with yourself and correcting anything that you keep yourself from doing "to save face" I think. The important thing from our discussion was not the following through on a commitment, but rather communicating that you didn't follow through and resetting the goal in the communication.
It's a way out of the vicious circle of failure. I didn't realize you could so easily take another route. It opens up the circle of failure to being only a resting spot along the road, not the final destination. I didn't know.
I think the concept is definitely worthy of thought.
I know we can't hide from God, but I wonder how many times we hide from ourselves.
Not just having Integrity, but becoming or being Integrity is a new way of looking at ourselves. Jesus Christ mastered it. Ghandi mastered it. I would like to master it.
The rules are simple: Do what you say and if not, communicate about it to reset the arrangement.