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Nothing baffles people full of tricks and duplicities more than simple straightforward integrity.

So if you have pledged against texting or talking on your cell phone while driving, you shouldn’t do any of these things behind the wheel either: scratch off a lottery ticket, read the Bible, eat a bowl of cereal, change your clothes, or paint your fingernails despite the fact those activities (all of which I’ve seen people do) are not stated in any anti-texting pledge or law.

The far end of lacking integrity is breaking the law. There are corporate scoundrels who are involved in insider stock trading, securities fraud, wire fraud, money laundering, bribes, Ponzi schemes, and kickbacks (just a short list of potential options). People steal, cheat, and lie online and off. Experts report that today cybercrime is more prevalent than drug crime.

In this day and age, you will be found out. You might go to jail. You will lose trust from family and friends, and you will never get it back—even when you are being truthful.

Integrity is pretty simple: show up, get in fast with the truth, let go of the outcome.