Greatness is not a day job, it is built over time. A very key attribute a great man or any aspiring great man must possess is Integrity. Integrity is the qualification(s) of being honest and having strong moral principles; moral uprightness. It is generally a personal choice to hold oneself to consistent moral and ethical standards. In ethics, integrity is regarded by many as the honesty and truthfulness or accuracy of one’s actions.
Integrity is fundamental to greatness. Unfortunately, in our world today, the importance of integrity has been thrown to the dust. I will like my audience to ponder on what Amy Rees Anderson wrote in her Article ” Success will come and go, but integrity is forever”
“We live in a world where integrity isn’t talked about nearly enough. We live in a world where “the end justifies the means” has become an acceptable school of thought for far too many. Sales people overpromise and under deliver, all in the name of making their quota for the month. Applicants exaggerate in job interviews because they desperately need a job. CEOs overstate their projected earnings because they don’t want the board of directors to replace them. Entrepreneurs overstate their pro formas because they want the highest valuation possible from an investor. Investors understate a company’s value in order to negotiate a lower valuation in a deal. Customer service representatives cover up a mistake they made because they are afraid the client will leave them. Employees call in “sick” because they don’t have any more paid time off when they actually just need to get their Christmas shopping done. The list could go on and on, and in each case, the person committing the act of dishonesty told themselves they had a perfectly valid reason why the end result justified their lack of integrity.”
That’s exactly the reality in our world today!. Greatness has been redefined, as only those who know their way eat the fattest meat. This has caused backwardness in our societies. Nevertheless, if our societies must move forward, we all must live a sincere life, free from deceit, hatred and selfishness and make integrity our watchword.
Until next time, growth is life, endeavour to grow daily, #GrowWithBolanle.