Living with integrity ensures you’re always doing your best.
Life can be looked at as a great symphony, and we all have important parts to play. Some people are great conductors. Others do their best as soloists. However, their talents would be useless without the other musicians that offer their gifts.
For instance, the percussion section might sound awkward without the other music that accompanies it. If any one member of an orchestra does less than their best it can destroy the harmony of the whole performance.
Don’t Worry About Recognition
At times, we may not receive the same amount of attention as others. Nonetheless, anything we contribute is valuable and essential to the success of the whole. Therefore, always strive to do your best.
When we do our best at the tasks before us, we add our unique energy to the situation. No one can do anything the same as we do it. Whenever you do your best at something you are offering a gift to the world.
Years ago, I read a book “A Place of Yes: 10 Rules for Getting Everything You Want Out of Life” by Bethenny Frankel. One rule resonated with me a lot. That rule was rule 4, “Everything’s Your Business.”
Bethenny explains it like this.
“Everything’s your business means that every job, person, and experience is worth your full attention. Whether you are at work or cooking dinner or cleaning your apartment or reading a book to your child, make what you do matter, and do it well. You never know who you are talking to, who is standing behind you in line or next to you in the elevator, who might notice the quality of your work, your attention to detail, your “I’m on it” attitude. You never know when a connection might matter, when an experience might prove relevant, or when a seemingly random event might lead to something significant. It could be about your work, but it applies to any part of your life. You never know when hard work and dedication will result in a better life—all you know is that eventually, it will.”Bethenny Frankel
This basically means you have to make a conscious effort and be the observer of your thoughts and actions. You have to go within and live a life of integrity. Doing anything from this place within us allows us to do our part with humility and gratitude, while also learning lessons that move us steadily toward our goals.
You Get What You Give
When we can be fully present in every job that we do, we bring the fullness of our bodies, minds and spirits to the moment. Our contribution is enhanced by the infusion of our talents and abilities, and when we give them willingly, they attract the right people and circumstances into our experience.
Anything we do begrudgingly limits the flow of our energy and closes us off from the good that is available to us in every situation. But by giving the best in us to make the world around us better, we open ourselves to receive the best from the universe in return.