Integrity

In his book Integrity, Dr. Henry Cloud gives six character traits that are important to focus on and develop, so that we can have true and lasting success in our lives and ministries. In short order, people with integrity:

  1. Maintain trust. They communicate authentically and expresses a genuine care for others. People trust others who understand them and are able to empathize with them.
  2. Face reality. They seek the brutal facts about themselves, others and the external world.
  3. Perform well. They know what their gifts are and don’t succumb to other people’s expectations or definitions of them.
  4. Embrace problems. They have the courage to meet the demands of reality, knowing that great things are often forged in adversity.
  5. Orient towards growth. They are constantly learning, discovering new things and taking risks in order to become all that God created them to be.
  6. Are rooted in transcendent values. They understand that to live and flourish, they must bow to things larger than themselves like faith, family and values.

So which of these six character traits do you feel you need to focus in on? That gap is your opportunity for growth! Will you seize the opportunity?

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