Integrity: why it matters more than just about anything

Integrity: why it matters more than just about anything

Integrity means “principled” or “upright.” There’s another less-well-known meaning to integrity: it’s the idea of being integrated or whole. I’ve noticed that often people who trumpet integrity lack it. Given that warning shot, let’s talk about it anyway. Integrity: being who you are Integrity is being who you are, without duplicity or hypocrisy. A lack of integrity might manifest itself as a person saying different things based on who they are with at the time. It might look like saying…

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Freedom: moving forward without fear

Freedom: moving forward without fear

Freedom. Liberty. I’m a big fan. My politics are libertarian. I’m a graduate of Liberty University. The uniform I wear represents liberty for many people here in the United States and around the world. America claims to be “the land of the free and the home of the brave.” What is freedom? It’s liberation “from” and it’s liberation “to.” If you are a slave, you have not been liberated. If you have no hope or purpose, you’re not free. Let’s…

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Genius: being the leader only you can be

Genius: being the leader only you can be

“Genius.” The chances are that, if you’ve been called that, it wasn’t a compliment. It was probably someone making fun of you for an idea that was anything but brilliant. But you are a genius. And I mean that in the best possible way. By “genius” I do not mean that you are stunningly brilliant, or that you have a natural photographic memory, or that you are an incredible self-taught person. I don’t mean that you are the next Einstein,…

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