When we fail to honour our ideals (or if we have completely malleable values) we become flip-flopping arseholes; where integrity means the ability to consistently do/say whatever for our own immediate gain.

“Let the highest truths and values guide you. Live up to those demanding standards in everything you do.” – Parker J Palmer in Let Your Life Speak. Values and ideals drive us to excel, gives us focus, and allows our innate uniqueness to shine. There is no need for spin or pretence!

As we roll into a brand new year, now may be the right time to decide how we can honour and manifest our values and ideas in our work and life. The more we can be our authentic selves, the happier and the more generative we will be. Have a great year!