It takes awhile to grow some.
At times it’s a race. Who will get there first, integrity or addiction? There is just so much that needs changing to be done and is integrity just another thing to look at among all the other problems? Well, the short answer is no.
Integrity is the umbrella that covers all the rest of it. Think about it. Any number of issues you are working on right now mean nothing if they’re not done with integrity. Look integrity up in the dictionary. What does it say?
Having integrity means doing the right thing in a reliable way. It’s a personality trait that we admire, since it means a person has a moral compass that doesn’t waver. It literally means having “wholeness” of character, just as an integer is a “whole number” with no fractions
There you have it. when we have a little time under our belt it seems we let out guard down and old behaviors begin to seep back in. That cannot happen. If it does it is an indication for you, a direct message if you will.
Take a pen a paper and write down all the shady things you are doing these days. Be honest with yourself. Use integrity for your own self preservation. Write the little stuff too, that’s where it begins.
Is this a little irritating for you right now? Does it seem juvenile? That’s good, just another indication for you. Pay attention to these small things, you will never grow out of them.
Good Luck, let me know how you are doing with it!