Integrity is doing the right thing when no one else is looking. Integrity is a powerful character trait to possess and it really takes you a long way in life. Operating with integrity allows one to feel good about the decisions and choices made on a daily basis because they come from an honest place within that person. They are not trying to imitate or be anyone else other than who they are and they are doing it in a beautiful way.
In the dating world, integrity is also appreciated and respected. Most of us know that lying begets more lying, and the inability to be one’s self will leave you tossed around like a ship in a stormy ocean. Therefore, let integrity start with the way you treat yourself and then, others. There must be a good relationship with self before you can extend goodness to others. Think about it, abuse is really derived from a lack of self-love. You can’t give what you don’t have.
But a person who has a healthy sense of self love cannot help but to share this positive energy with his/her love interest. This individual can operate this way because he or she realizes that whether the two are together or in different places, their commitment to protect and honor the relationship is in tact. Scandals and capricious behavior is for fools. But a man or woman of integrity will always win because they have a commitment and belief at the soul level of their being. That’s where real love starts, too.
For these reasons, fear and integrity cannot coexist. Let me explain. When you have been less than honest in your relationship you can either be sheepish and underhanded or come clean with your mate. The latter is integrity. You dare to put the truth on blast knowing that this sets you free from anything less than the best relationship you can have. We may hear people say things like, “I didn’t want to hurt his/her feelings. So, I didn’t tell them the whole story.” Maybe, the truth would have been helpful especially if you were willing to communicate your decision in an honest and kind way. You see, we possess the power to either hurt or help those we love.
Today, there is more ghosting and shabbiness within the dating arena to the point that it appears most people are out for their own individual needs only. How about saying good-bye or providing some closure for those who dared to extend their hearts to you?
Again, integrity is doing the right thing – not for accolades, but just because it is the right thing to do. The action says, “I care as much about you as I do myself.” Major kudos to these very special people, and yes, they are rare. So, how about you? Are you operating with dating integrity? Thanks in advance for doing something awesome.