Beyond Our Capacity

Sometimes people will ask more of us than we have the capacity to give. If we do not inform them of this fact, it is not likely their fault. When we are pushed or pulled too far, the onus is on us to say so. It is not the responsibility of others to know our…

Compromising Respect

When we give others the ability to violate our integrity, we lose their respect and our own. Simply because someone asks or even demands something of us does not make it our obligation to concede. Of course, one of our primary goals should be to be of service to others wherever and whenever possible. However,…

Honoring Values

If we want to be useful to others, we will need to understand how integrity manifests in their lives.  A good place to start is to look at where they are unwilling to compromise. This tells us a lot about a person and what they value most. It may be with time, money, or family….

Choosing Our Integrity

At some point, we have to decide what integrity looks like for us and then we must do our best to maintain it. Integrity is not the same for all people. We all have different values, ideals, and demeanors. Integrity is about knowing who we are, who we want to be, and who we do…

Affect Beyond Reach

We never know where the effects of our influence will end. Every word, deed, and interaction ripples outward beyond our reach and beyond our control. This happens whether we are conscious of it or not. It happens whether we want it to or not. For better or worse, once it leaves us, our influence belongs…