Stay in Your Integrity

While it’s nice to have what you want and want what you have, many of you don’t feel that way. You take for granted what you do have and wish for more. It doesn’t really matter whether what you want is a short-term comfort for yourself or a broad desire for world peace as along as you stay within your integrity.

You have many desires, and that’s okay. This is your life and you choose to live it as you see fit, or at least you try to. You don’t live on this earth alone. You are influenced by those around you. Your immediate environment puts you in a man-made construct and your desires tend to conform to it. If you lived in a completely different world, say in a small South Pacific fishing village with little outside contact, your desires and pursuit of happiness would probably look much different.

As much as you are yourself, you are also a product of your community. The challenge lies in asking for what matters and what matters can be hard to see when the foundation for your life was built by others before you were born. When you strip away the facades, the voice inside you can help you know what is important. Find those values, stay true to your integrity, and the distractions of life will not interfere with your contentment as before.

Author/speaker Janet F. Williams is a high-end sales professional, sales trainer and coach for personal and professional development. She speaks on topics contained in her award-winning book “You Don’t Ask, You Don’t Get” to businesses, networking groups, non-profits, book clubs and more. For more information or to buy the book, please visit: and

One Response to “Stay in Your Integrity”

  1. Cecelia
    August 31st, 2009 at 7:24 pm

    My new community is helping me to slow down as I appreciate who they are and their life style is rubbing off on me. Of course, I recognize I am open to this change and it’s part of my integrity. Thanks for phrasing everything so well Janet.

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