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30-Day Essentials for Career

by Jyotish Novak

Day 3-Integrity

If there is a single quality that society needs today, it is integrity. The worlds of business and entertainment, and our culture in general, are crippled by a lack of morality. Yet, the struggle for virtue must be personal—it must begin with you. Don't sacrifice your integrity for a temporary advantage, because ultimately, how you work will help define who you will become. Never, but never, lie or cheat or intentionally hurt others. You shrivel with every dishonorable act. Loyalty to your business is important, but be more loyal to honesty itself. Men and women of absolute integrity develop an almost mystical power. It's as if the universe itself moves aside to let them pass. Think of great examples from history: Jesus, Buddha, or more recently, Lincoln, Einstein, and Mother Teresa. The shining example of their integrity has lit the way for countless millions. The same power that allowed them to change the world will help you to succeed in your own life, in your own career. When it is difficult to know what course to take, always choose the course that allows you to be a better human being.

TRY THIS: Act with absolute integrity in everything you do. Then do the same tomorrow.

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