With my family’s Polynesian background, it’s common for us to tell everyone to take our shoes off.
Everyone, that is, except me.
I tend to walk around and wear my shoes still for one excuse after another, but ultimately it comes down to the fact that I don’t take the time to take them off.
And I got called out for it.
“Daddy, why do you wear your shoes around the house but expect the rest of us to? You are not a man of integrity.”
This lesson hit me HARD.
Whatever you say has to MEAN something and do what you say you’re going to do by honoring your word.
So what are the lessons I’ve learned:
- BE YOUR WORD
- TEACH YOUR KIDS THROUGH EXAMPLE
- FOLLOW THROUGH
Without integrity, things fall apart, and we need to clean up after ourselves when we inevitably mess up.
Someone is always watching us, especially our kids, so to live with integrity is to BE the man we want others to follow.
There are days that I have no idea if I’m even reaching my kids, so when I follow through with the lesson that I just taught, I’m able to see if they grasped the concepts for themselves.
Declare what you’re going to do and then FOLLOW THROUGH with it, whether it’s abstaining from sugar to taking your wife on a date to taking your shoes off at home.
No matter how simple or complex, if we don’t follow through with what it is that we state we’re going to do, life will not work.
Having integrity means that you’re going to follow through.
* Where in your various aspects of your life would integrity make a difference for you?
* What are you teaching your kids by the example that you show on a daily basis?
* What is ONE THING you can do today to follow through today with each area of your life?
If you want to live a life of prosperity, it will require you to start from a place of integrity in everything that you do and say, EVERY DAY.
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Setema Gali – The Reverend of the Revolution