Success secret number eleven
Be Impeccably Honest with Yourself and Others
Perhaps the most valued and respected quality you can develop is a reputation for absolute integrity. Be perfectly honest in everything you do and in every transaction and activity. Never compromise your integrity for anything. Remember that your word is your bond and your honor is everything when it comes to business.
All successful business is based on trust. Your success in becoming a self-made millionaire will be solely determined by the number of people who trust you and who are willing to work for you, give you credit, lend you money, buy your products and services, and help you out during the difficult times. Your character is the most important thing that you develop in your entire life and your character is based on the quality of integrity that you practice.
The first part of integrity is to be true to yourself, in all things. Be true to the very best that is in you. Being true to yourself means doing what you do in an excellent fashion. Integrity is demonstrated internally by personal honesty and externally by quality work.
Then, be true to the other people in your life. Live in truth with everyone. Never do or say anything that you do not believe to be right and good and honest. Refuse to compromise your integrity for anything. Always live up to the very best that you know.
Here is a question for you to ask and answer on a regular basis: "What kind of a world would my world be, if everyone in it was just like me?"
This question forces you to set high standards for yourself and keep raising the bar. Act as though your every word and action were to become a universal law. Carry yourself as though everyone were watching you and patterning their behavior after yours. And when in doubt, always do the right thing, whatever it is and whatever it costs.
impeccable adj.无瑕疵的；完美的 integrity n.正直, 诚实
compromise v.妥协, 折衷 bond n.契约，合同