I had a wonderful conversation today, with a good friend of mine about having integrity in one's life--both professionally and personally. Although I am only in my twenties, I take pride in having integrity and often seek out like-minded individuals who are accountable for their actions. There can be obstacles and situations we must face on a daily basis, and we have to use those values and principles to determine the "right" or "wrong" outcome. Although you may be frustrated with those individuals who cower in the face of adversity or those whose values crumble with hypocrisy, I encourage you to cherish the friends, loved ones, coworkers, individuals, and other leaders who time and time again rise to the occasion and restore altruistic values. It can be easy to be sucked into the Debbie Downer vortex.
|Jimmy Dimora, less county corruption, less swindling tax payers, less dishonesty|
|Lebron James, less disappointment, less vanity, less betrayal|
|Joe Cimperman, more awareness of Cleveland's issues, more revitalization, more leaders like him!|
|Chef Rocco Whalen, more chefs engaging their neighborhoods, more positive life changes, more inspiration!|
Photo credit: Thomas Ondrey, The Plain Dealer
Thank you to the famous Clevelanders, and people just like me and you choosing everyday to wake up and make positive changes, challenge the status quo, and influence others to a better, brighter life--whatever your lifestyle may be! Keep JAMin!!