Living with Integrity
A TV documentary on Abraham Lincoln said that, at one point in his presidency, Lincoln was “liberated by failure.” The war was going so badly that he “threw caution overboard” and stopped trying to please everyone, a decision that resulted in the Emancipation Proclamation.
Most people can find-or have already found-great freedom in failure. Once we realize we cannot control the world, or that we need not please everyone in the world, we are free to be people who listen to an inner voice and conscience that must be firmly grounded in our values. Lincoln was just such a person.
Integrity is the quality of a person which does not look at failure or a setback as the worst possible thing, if they continue to hold on to what they know is right. In our world today, we see many people who seem to “waffle” based on popular opinion, peer pressure or many other influences. However, those who operate out of a deep sense of integrity are not pushed and pulled by the currents of what others think, but rather what is the right thing to do.
Do you know someone who, like good ole’ Abe, demonstrates integrity in their everyday life? September is integrity month at The Sawaya Law Firm, and we’re looking for nominations for those who strive to live their lives above and beyond what’s actually required.
If you’re aware of someone you think deserves the Sawaya Values Award for integrity, please nominate them today!
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