Tip of the Week
Insurance Against Mediocrity
What is integrity? A state in which actions demonstrate the
meaning of your words and thoughts.
is created through consistent demonstration of the meaning of your words—the intentions you have about
the message you’re sending out.
The Problem: Having two different meanings in your
message/actions: what’s good for you and then what’s good for everyone
else. Integrity gets challenged when your expectations
for others don’t consider the human element—to err is human.
Telling people what you would like to
For one week, watch how often
you use the words “you should” or “they should.”
1. Observe the
Situations that most
often call these words to mind
People that you say
these words to the most
Topic of conversation
that triggers the words
2. Compare your
actions in relation to the “should.”
How often do you
follow your advice in the situations you observed?
What is the
relationship you have with the people you “should” the most?
How clear are you in
your opinions/values regarding the “should” topics?
Awareness of your duality in
Opportunity to raise your personal standards or to cut
other people some slack
Chance to clarify your opinion/values in a recurring
BTW By all means, “should” away,
just be observant.
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