Integrity Formula

I offer today’s note in honor of the late master, Stephen R. Covey.

Covey reminded us to stay in integrity by

  • Controlling what you can control: your own actions and thoughts.
  • Influencing what you can influence: the actions and thoughts of people with whom you now share mutual respect and trust. Covey’s definition of influence includes the notion of win-win.
  • Letting alone what you cannot influence (despite how much you may wish to influence or control them): the actions and thoughts of everyone else.

As you stay in integrity like this, your influence increases. When you fail to do any of these things, you influence drops.

And your success requires influence.


In your corner,


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