Integrity makes a difference because it’s an outward indication of our internal character.

I love this line that I read at All things workplace in Steve Roesler’s Blog.

Most of us give lip service to integrity and work so hard at acting like we have integrity that we don’t take the time to truly work on our internal character. 

Why is that?

A lot of times it is because we don’t want to get to the root of the problem and we would rather mask it than deal with it.  We want to believe we are a lot better than we really are.  We just want the positives about ourselves because it makes us feel all warm and fuzzy. 

Another great line on integrity is: Integrity is what you do when no one is looking.  

How do you measure integrity?  Is it possible? 

You need some people around you who are brutally honest and you need to be the same with them.  Integrity isn’t something you work on with white gloves.  You need to get down and dirty and do the hard work of mining your character. 

Being a person of Integrity and Character is not easy. In what ways on a daily basis are you working on your integrity?