“Integrity is choosing courage over comfort; choosing what is right over what is fun, fast, or easy; and choosing to practice our values rather than simply professing them.” – Brené Brown
It sucks to say but we need to remember:
We can’t be our real authentic selves if our actions don’t reflect our thoughts.
Or, as neurolinguistic programming would put it: if our blueprint of how we should be doesn’t match how we are.
That’s why the concept of integrity is an incredibly powerful framework to use in personal development.
To think about integrity can be extremely useful when you feel that “something’s wrong.”
If we take emotions as signals – as we should! – one of the ways to analyse them can be asking yourself a simple yet powerful question:
Are my actions aligned with my values?
Well, in fact, there are more questions to ask – I talk about them and much more in my episode.
I also share my own “integrity story” that explains why I had recently taken a short break from producing episodes of this same podcast (oh no!).
As always, all the references I mention in this episode:
- My own episode on shame vs. guilt
- My own episode on habits
- My own episode on the price of inaction
- My Watch Your Language! series in which I talk about the language of choice
- Glennon Doyle!
- Brendon Burchard!