I’m not going to start with a little anecdote today. Today, we are talking about HONOR, which to my mind, is one of, if not the most important QUALITIES OF SUCCESS.

Honor is more than you standing tall with your shoulders back and your chest out. If you were a company, honor is your brand. You have to think about how you put yourself out there for people to see of you. When people see you or talk about you, what would they say about you? Do you like or dislike how people think about you?

I’m not usually big on quoting presidents, but CALVIN COLLIDGE once said, “No person was ever honored for what he received. Honor has been the reward for what he gave.” The thing is, as important as honor is to posses, sometimes the best way to define it is by showing examples. In fact, the only way to prove that you have honor is by demonstration.

If you have been following the Qualities of Success, and have endeavored to embody these qualities, every day, you are well on your way to proving your honor. But be careful, honor isn’t something that you DO, or something that you can turn off and on. You either have it or you don’t, and once you have shown yourself to not have it, it is next to impossible to redeem yourself in many people’s eyes.

Showing honor in the workplace is pretty easy to explain; just make sure you do the right thing at all times, and demonstrate all of the Qualities of Success whenever possible, and you are fine. But how do you show honor with saving or budgeting? The short answer is, the exact same way! If you manage your affairs (money), with all of the Qualities of Success in mind, you will have no choice but to manage these same affairs with honor.

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