This weekend a friend was telling a story about something she will do in the next few weeks. Doing this will cause her quite a substantial financial loss, but it is the right thing to do. It didn’t go unnoticed to me that she didn’t even hesitate for a moment to do what was right even in the face of a pretty big loss.
It reminded me of a time that my husband was asked to do something that went against his ethics. He refused and it cost him both professionally and financially. Despite the loss, I was proud that he did what was right without hesitation.
Integrity. CS Lewis said “Integrity is doing the right thing, even when no one is watching.” It’s also doing the right thing even if it doesn’t benefit you personally. And it’s not doing the wrong thing for personal gain. And it matters.
This is the kind of person I am committed to be and these are the kind of people I want to surround myself with. I want to live in a world where people operate with integrity…especially those who serve and lead…