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An Authentic Life: Integrity

Oxford Dictionary online defines integrity as:


“The quality of being honest and having strong moral principals”


Part of leading an authentic life is not only being honest and presenting yourself as you truly are no matter who you are with but also having well defined moral principals that you live by. Keeping to your word, for example.


A great way to define your own personal moral principals is to write out a mission statement (please read ‘7 Steps To A Happier You Part One’ to discover how you can create your very own mission statement listing your values).


Here are some of the many moral principals which people live by should you wish to construct your own mission statement:

  • Listen to intently                   
  • Respect others and treat them well
  • Be honest and fair
  • Be kind
  • Be generous
  • Be thoughtful
  • Respect parents
  • Look after the needy
  • Keep to my word
  • Do not commit a crime
  • Do not abuse others
  • Do not have an affair
  • Do not be racist
  • Do not compare
  • Do not gossip
  • Admit to mistakes
  • Forgive others


Have you ever written out your very own mission statement? Do you try to lead a life with a high level of integrity? Do you find it difficult to act the same no matter who you are with? Please share your thoughts in the comments below to gain encouragement, insight and support from our community, we’d love to hear from you.

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