You display your integrity by what you do when no one is watching.
I read an article recently and came across an interesting question – “Are you unhappy because everywhere you go you take yourself with you?"
I talk to unhappy people everyday. They don’t like their jobs, their co-workers, their neighbors or their family. But, maybe what they don’t like is themselves, and that feeling just gets transferred to whomever is handy.
When your boss gives you an assignment, do you throw yourself into it doing the best you can? Or do you give it a half-hearted effort, figuring that no one will know the difference? Remember, you will know.
When you go to the office, have you ever raided the supply cabinet because you needed pens, staples or paperclips for your home? And did you think it was okay because everyone does it – and besides, no one will know? Remember, you will know.
When you went to the store and the cashier charged you for 2 rolls of paper towels when you actually bought 3, did you call the error to her attention? Or did you remain silent. After all, groceries are expensive so you're entitled to a freebie every now and then...and besides, no one will know. Remember, you will know.
All of these little things we do (and we all do them) make an impact on us whether we choose to believe it or not. They impact our self–worth, who we are and how we think about ourselves. They impact how much we like ourselves. So, the next time you find yourself in an unhappy mood and you think it’s because of someone else, ponder this question – Are you unhappy because everywhere you go you take yourself with you?
Become the “Noticer” of all of your actions. Make yourself aware every time you are drawn to do something that you know isn’t right, no matter how trivial it may seem. Then take a deep breath and do the right thing.
Because even if no one else knows...Remember, you will know!
IT IS ALL IN YOUR HEAD!