Actions can be bend to conform principles, or principles to conform actions. It’s a choice you have to make, if you want to become a person, then you better choose the path of integrity because all other roads ultimately lead to ruin. To become a person of integrity, you need to go back to the fundamentals. You may have to make some tough choices, but they will be worth it. Commit yourself to honesty, reliability, and confidentiality - Integrity begins with a specific, conscious decision. If you wait until a moment of crisis before selling your integrity issues, you set yourself up to fail. Choose today to live by a strict moral code, and determine to stick with it no matter what happens. Each day, do what you should do before what you want to do …. A big part of integrity is following through consistently on your responsibilities. According Zig ziglar he says and I quote “when you do the things you have to do when you have to do them, the day will come when you can do the things you want to do when you want to do them”. Psychologist-philosopher William James stated the idea more strongly: “everybody ought to do at least two things each day that he hates to do, just for the practice”. HAVING INTEGRITY WITH PEOPLE In the past you have made it a practice to take full responsibility for your character? Its something you need to do in order to become a person of influence. Set aside the negative experiences you have had, including difficult circumstances and people who have hurt you. Forgot about your credentials or the reputation you have built over the years. Strip all that away, and look at what’s left. If you don’t see solid integrity in yourself, make the commitment to change today. Do what you should do before you do what you want to do. Every day this week, find two items on your to-do list that you should do but that you have been putting off. Complete those tasks before doing anything on the list that you enjoy. THE NATURE OF NURTURE …….. Sometimes, people respond similarly to the way some animals do . And like animals, people need to be cared for, not just physically, but emotionally. If you look around, you will discover that there are people in your life who want to be fed with encouragement recognition, security, and hope. That process is called nurturing, and it’s a need of every human being. If you desire to become an influencer in others’ lives, start by nurturing them. Many people mistakenly believe that the way to become an influencer is to become an authority figure-correct others errors, reveal the weak areas they can’t easily see in themselves, and give so-called constructive criticism. But according to john Knox “he says that more than four hundred years ago is still true: “ You cannot antagonize and influence at the same time”. Become a person of influence .... look out for more write-ups.