These are such important and life – transforming thoughts and mindsets once committed to them. Once there is more of this by humanity we will start moving forward again more than backwards overall.
Integrity means doing the right thing even when no one is looking.
It means you mean what you say and do what you say.
People of strong character do the right thing even if no one else does or when no one else is looking, not because they think it will change the world, but because they refuse to be changed in a negative way by the world.
People who value their character above their comfort do not lead an easier life; they lead a better life. They pay a price when they choose the honorable rather than the profitable path and to maintain their integrity even when it provides no advantage and there is lots to lose. They do so knowing it is, in the end, a small price to pay for a reputation that will be their legacy.
We are human and are flawed by nature to some degree so it is important to recognize when we are lacking integrity or other important traits and being honest about it and why with ourselves and others affected, then correcting it.
Be mindful of your inner thoughts and your spoken words as they can have more effect on you or others than you realize. Choose your words wisely as they can be some of the most valuable tools in life. Similar with being present in the moment and other important ways of being.