Be true to yourself in all that you do.

Being true to yourself and
Honesty Defined
truthfulness, sincerity, or frankness
freedom from deceit or fraud
Be true to others in all that you do.
Integrity Defined
adherence to moral and ethical
principles; soundness of moral
 acting in an honorable manner
regardless of the circumstances or
who is watching
 Be true to yourself in all that you do.
Honesty & Integrity
“I am not bound to be true. I am not
bound to succeed, but I am bound to
live by the light that I have. I must stand
with anyone who stands right, stand with
him while he is right, and part with him
when he goes wrong.”
— Abraham Lincoln
Why are honesty
and integrity important?
 If you cannot be honest with people, you cannot
develop long-term meaningful relationships with
them, because there is no trust.
 If you are not honest with yourself … if you violate
your own values, you will have difficulty trusting
yourself. You will eventually become overwhelmed
with doubt, and with good reason.
 If you do not have principles, or have them but do
not hold to them, you will have difficulty knowing
how you will act when tough choices arise in life.
Why are honesty
and integrity important?
 If you think that taking a shortcut, and sacrificing
your integrity, will somehow get you more
money and success or more fun and pleasure,
think again… You’re thinking short term…
In the long term, violating trust with others
or with yourself is the surest way to failure.
Why are honesty
and integrity important?
Short-term results can be deceiving
think about the life you want to create
… the person you want to become.
Developing a Personal
Integrity Plan for Life
Think of a person you
admire. Why do you
admire them?
List 6 character traits
that you find valuable…
Developing a Personal
Integrity Plan for Life
Using these six traits,
create a statement that
incorporates what you
truly believe and
I believe in truth and fairness. In my
actions, I will not do anything that
will jeopardize my integrity or the
integrity of my friends. I will never
compromise truth and fairness for
personal or professional gain.
Use these to get started.
 I believe______________________________________.
 In my actions, I will/will not ____________________.
 I will never____________________________________.
 I will always___________________________________.
Share your statements.
Turn them in
before leaving
We will use them
again next week.