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Integrity

I don’t give my word lightly, and I don’t ever break it.
Vince Lombardi

There is no such thing as a minor lapse of integrity.
Tom Peters

Dad was a man of absolute honesty, thoroughness and industriousness. His word was his bond. You didn’t need a contract with him. Everyone knew that whatever he said, he was going to do.
Elizabeth Dole

I would rather go out of politics feeling that I had done what was right than stay in with the approval of all men, knowing in my heart that I had acted as I ought not to.
Theodore Roosevelt

Making a decision usually means taking one of two roads. One is doing the right thing. To take the other road, you have to sit back and spin a story around the decision or action you are taking. If you find yourself thinking up an elaborate justification for what you are doing, you are not doing the right thing.
Wayne Sales

Build Confidence

He who sets a very high value upon himself has the less need to be esteemed by others.
Samuel Butler

If your self-esteem rests upon social validation, you have not self-esteem, but a form of social conformity.
Rollo May

Self-esteem is like a difficult-to-cultivate flower. It requires frequent nurturing that occurs when you keep your word and follow through on your promises.
Derrick Bell

His creation of you combined with His love for you and demonstrated by His work in you makes you of significant value.
Josh McDowell

People with high self-esteem are risk takers, but more important, they are achievers.
Rick Pitino

The Power of Self-Discipline

Self discipline is that which, next to virtue, truly and essentially raises one man above another.
Joseph Addison

I define discipline as the ability to make and keep promises and to honor commitments.
Stephen Covey

Don’t put things off. Get in the habit every day of doing the more unpleasant things first. This not only eliminates the stress but leaves the rest of the day for more pleasant things.
Rick Pitino

Developing self-control often requires painful learning experiences, but the result is well worth the effort.
Zig Ziglar

Being disciplined about your schedule is one of the simplest ways to get a jump on your goals and make room for the truly important things in life – your family, friends, hobbies and faith – that are so vital to your happiness and well-being.
Mary Lou Retton

Promises

I believe in the sacredness of a promise, that a man’s word should be as good as his bond; that character – not wealth or power or position – is of supreme worth.
John D. Rockefeller, Jr.

It is better to underpromise and overdeliver than vice versa.
Narayana Murthy

Keeping promises you’ve made to yourself – from cleaning the garage to applying for a new job – speaks volumes about your personal integrity.
Dr. Suzanne Zoglio

Only make promises and commitments you know you can keep. A broken promise can damage your credibility and reputation beyond repair.
Robert Mondavi

Let your promise be sincere, and so prudently confided as not to exceed the reach of your ability: He who promises more than he is able to perform, is false to himself; and he who does not perform what he has promised, is a traitor to his friend.
George Shelley

Keep Your Promises

He who is slowest in making a promise is most faithful in its performance.
Jean Rousseau

You must never make a promise which you do not fulfill.
Sir Winston Churchill

Formula for success: Underpromise and overdeliver.
Tom Peters

Keep the promises you make to others. By making and keeping our resolves and promises, we win influence with others.
Stephen Covey

Let your pledged word be sacred. Never promise to do a thing without performing it promptly. Nothing is more valuable to a man in business than the name of always doing as he agrees, and that to the moment.
P.T. Barnum

Integrity

I don’t give my word lightly, and I don’t ever break it.
Vince Lombardi

There is no such thing as a minor lapse of integrity.
Tom Peters

Dad was a man of absolute honesty, thoroughness and industriousness. His word was his bond. You didn’t need a contract with him. Everyone knew that whatever he said, he was going to do.
Elizabeth Dole

I would rather go out of politics feeling that I had done what was right than stay in with the approval of all men, knowing in my heart that I had acted as I ought not to.
Theodore Roosevelt

Making a decision usually means taking one of two roads. One is doing the right thing. To take the other road, you have to sit back and spin a story around the decision or action you are taking. If you find yourself thinking up an elaborate justification for what you are doing, you are not doing the right thing.
Wayne Sales

Build Confidence

He who sets a very high value upon himself has the less need to be esteemed by others.
Samuel Butler

If your self-esteem rests upon social validation, you have not self-esteem, but a form of social conformity.
Rollo May

Self-esteem is like a difficult-to-cultivate flower. It requires frequent nurturing that occurs when you keep your word and follow through on your promises.
Derrick Bell

His creation of you combined with His love for you and demonstrated by His work in you makes you of significant value.
Josh McDowell

People with high self-esteem are risk takers, but more important, they are achievers.
Rick Pitino