choices, priorities

Beautiful: Make Your Convictions Your Full-time Job

“Decide what you stand for. And then stand for it all the time.” ~ Clayton Christensen

Integrity is a long road. We will be tried and tested many times along its path. We’ll be asked to state and re-state our convictions, defend them, and ultimately live our lives by them. We may question ourselves, reconsider our positions, and doubt our abilities. We’ll be tempted to shrink back from criticism, confrontation, and disagreements, but in those moments our integrity will rise up, just when we need it most.

Integrity is a leg to stand on. It’s a warm blanket on a cold night. It’s a light during our darkest hour. You can hang your hat on your integrity, and there’s a lot of power in that knowledge.

How do you need to live in order to be true to yourself, to wake up and be proud of the person staring back at you from the mirror? Figure out what matters most to you and then do whatever it takes to build a life around those priorities. It’s the only way to be certain that we fulfill the promise of our potential.

10 thoughts on “Beautiful: Make Your Convictions Your Full-time Job”

  1. Wow Christina. I can’t believe I found this just at the Right time. Divine timing. What you talk about every word, is exactly what I am going through. Integrity is everything. Your strength. Your knowledge. Your truth. As long as stand in that that’s all that matters. Thank you so so much. I’m coming into work now and instead of dreading it I feel strong in the knowledge that I have my integrity in tact and that what I am doing is right. (I’m having a difficult situation at work. I’ve discovered some nasty emails from colleagues I work alongside who are in higher positions of authority, one of which is in a position to direct and guide me. These men are all smiles to myself yet have been criticising my ability comittment to my job and making false accusations about me. I sought advise from the boss who told me how highly I’m thought of and how I’m doing a fantastic job above and beyond what I should. He says I shouldn’tbut confront them and ask them why they have never queried my ability before in fact only last month I was told by one of them last month what a fantastic job I’m doing and how committed I am! This has only reinforced the lesson that validation comes from within and that people should never say anything they would not have the courage or integrity to say directly.I am just as committed to my convinctions as I am to my full time job that I do with passion and pride.


    1. In the end, all we really ever have is our integrity and the confidence that we have lived our own best truth. I am so glad that this post was helpful to you. I understand – when I worked for someone else, this type of thing happened to me all the time. Hold your head high – those energy vampires are not worth your time. You maintain your confidence and integrity. You’ll be surprised by how quickly people come around to your way of thinking. Keep me posted!


      1. Hey. Well i made a complaint and head honcho did very little to help my cause (although promised to) Divine timing occurs again as I was literally head hunted for a job avweek later and got the job on Wednesday-a bigger and better one. I don’t mess about. Situation has taught me to always speak my Truth and stand up for what I believe is right. We do not need to accept the bad treatment of others nor do we need to fester away in a negative environment suffering at the hands of people who enjoy bringing others down. We can choose to use the bricks othersthrow at us to knock us down or use them to build new ffoundations. Thanks for your very encouraging post x


    2. What fabulous news!! Congrats on your new job. So inspiring to read your story and I’m so glad you stood up for yourself. I’m sure you’ve given your old boss a lot to think about. Onward, upward, and congratulations!!


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