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Essay on Core Values
Having integrity is simple: doing the right thing. If you see someone who needs help and you have the capacity to help them, you should. If you have that nagging feeling that something isn’t quite right, you should dig deep into that feeling and figure out what needs to be fixed. Having integrity is doing right by others and doing right by yourself. It is the embodiment of the golden rule and lives directly at the heart of every great human and every great action. Believing in yourself is the act of trusting your inner conscience, which at the end of the day, is living life with integrity. Being authentically yourself and letting others be authentically themselves is critical to this. I believe every core value that a person should adhere to relates directly to integrity. Because of this, I believe integrity is the most important quality for anyone to be successful at work and in life. Within integrity, there are several key qualities that are important to be successful: creativity, optimism, and dependability.
Being creative in life isn’t just being good at painting or being a talented website designer. Being creative is the ability to be flexible during hard times and finding unique solutions to problems no one else can solve. Creativity is the act of creating something new and spectacular. It’s imperative to wake up each morning and decide to do something better than you did the day before, because you are always searching for a new way to make yourself better. Whether it’s small, like fixing a minuscule issue in a project, or big, like starting your own company, being creative is necessary in all aspects of life and work.
Growing up, my mom always told me if you think happy thoughts then you’ll live a happy life. Obviously, life isn’t quite that easy. There are twists and turns that are uncontrollable with the potential to be disastrous. Being optimistic is never giving up and never losing hope, even when faced with the terrible things life can throw at you. If you think a project or task is insurmountable, utilizing optimism is crucial because if you don’t believe that there is always a light at the end of the tunnel, then what’s the point? It sounds cheesy, but thinking happy thoughts really does encourage a positive outlook and makes bad days a little bit easier to get through. When something disappointing happens at work, you have to look at it as an opportunity to make next time better. Optimism is believing that a bad day does not mean you have a bad life.
Dependability is doing what you said you would do. When you work in a team, dependability is centered around trust. For example, I trust that my team members will accomplish their part of a project and they trust that I will accomplish mine. Being dependable is being on time, organized, and productive. When working for a company, our managers and our coworkers need to be dependable because we are all working together to achieve one goal. If one aspect of the company falls apart and becomes unreliable, everyone struggles together. Being dependable is critical to the efficient operation of any company.
President Eisenhower once wrote, “The supreme quality for leadership is unquestionably integrity. Without it, no real success is possible, no matter whether it is on a section gang, a football field, in an army, or in an office.” Running a country is obviously much more difficult than working for a company, but the statement remains true. Having integrity is staying true to yourself, finding new solutions that you know will help others, staying positive during hard times, and always doing what you said you would do. At the end of the day, if you can live your life with integrity, you cannot fail.
Sample Blog on Homesickness + College
So you miss your old life. Everything has changed and everything is different, and you’re not sure whether this is the place for you. Don’t worry, I’ve been there, and the first thing I’ll say is that it gets better.
My parents dropped me off at college and then promptly got on the road with hardly a tear shed so they could beat traffic (and for the record, I don’t blame them at all… Austin traffic is a nightmare!) I remember sitting down on my bed in my dorm and feeling the emptiness of my new life hitting me like a freight train. I knew basically no one, and I had no idea what my path would be from there on out.
I held onto that feeling of emptiness for a few weeks, assuming it would go away eventually. It didn’t (shocker), so I decided to do something about it. I threw myself into sorority recruitment preparation and decided to take every possible career aptitude test I could get my hands on. Writing became my therapy and my journal healed me more than a band-aid ever could. I missed my parents, my home, and my life but being busy seemed to be the solution. I joined Greek Life, helped create an organization fighting back against sexual assault, joined an organization that donated money to children’s hospitals, volunteered around San Marcos and took 18 hours of classes. Giving myself a moment to breathe meant giving my brain time to miss everything so I (metaphorically) stopped breathing. Ironically, I ended up looking into breathing meditation and learned a lot about how to calm myself down. I actually used this meditation website to learn what to say in my mind as I was breathing to effectively calm my brain down in a short matter of time. It helped tremendously and I really wish everyone knew about mindful breathing because it truly felt like it took a weight off of my shoulders.
My advice: don’t get too worried about doing absolutely everything that is thrown your way. Don’t take every single leadership opportunity and not leave time for eating. Pick and choose what matters most to you and that will also help you decide what you want to do with your future. I chose to focus on Greek Life and raising awareness for sexual assault because those were topics I wanted to pursue for the rest of my life. I didn’t need to join the Supporting Women in Politics Club because I didn’t want to do politics. The first step in battling being too busy is learning how to say no.