Are you an honest person? Integrity is the most important quality in people, but so many seem to brush it off. It’s not tangible, so many people feel it never matters. However, it will make all the difference between doing well in your job, love and life overall. Here are six reasons you need to focus on having integrity.
You Gain a Positive Reputation
When you’re honest, people will trust you to do the things you say. That doesn’t mean you need to be a pushover and give into requests. It just means that when you say you’ll do something or won’t do something, you stick to that. It’s not just about telling the truth.
You need to stick to your morals and not sell yourself out for whatever price tag. You get a good reputation and more people want to have you on their team.
You’re a Better Person Overall
Wouldn’t you love to know that you’re a good person? What about a better person than that? Integrity brings all that. You know right from wrong, and you’re willing to follow the path of the righteousness.
The best part of this is you don’t feel the need to brag. The thought of being a better person is enough to put a smile on your face.
You’ll Be Happier
Knowing you’re following a positive path will help you become a happier person overall. Think about how great you feel knowing you’ve been helpful, done the right thing or stuck to your morals when everyone else has given in.
You’ll also be happier because you’ll have more people around you who want to be there because of you!
Your Boss Loves You
Okay, so there are times that morals get in the way of work depending on your area of work.
However, the majority of the time integrity will make your boss love you. He knows who to trust and rely on. This puts you in a position to receive the next promotion in the office, and even gain bonuses for your hard work and great values.
People Love You
People in your life will love you. Your family knows where they stand and whether they can trust you. Your spouse will have more faith in you, and know mistakes like forgetting to do the dishes are just mistakes.
You will have many more people in your life who love you just for who you are, and not what you can give them.
You Stay Out of Trouble
Integrity keeps you out of trouble. Sure, you may find you end up in a negative position at first, but in the long run you will have the best position in life.
Those without integrity sell themselves out, or end up in jail. You will be surrounded by people who will help pick you up after initial disappointments and then you can focus on the good things in life. You’ll also find honest solutions to problems.