Manifesto Element #2: Integrity and Commitment

Aligning your daily actions with your best self



This is post is part of a series of Brain Boosting Broadcasts exploring the elements of the Calm Clarity Manifesto.

Element #2: Integrity and Commitment

"I commit to serving as a role model for Brain 3.0 by practicing what I preach and honoring my word. I refrain from overpromising and from manipulatively triggering Brain 1.0 or Brain 2.0."

Summary

  • Integrity is a state of being whole and undivided that arises when we are in Brain 3.0 and live in alignment with the core values and moral principles that matter most to us.

  • By choosing to express only what our Inner Sage says, we are more likely to activate Brain 3.0 in others (whereas, when we speak in Brain 2.0, we are more likely to over-promise or say things we don't mean to get what we want).

  • When we practice Integrity and Commitment, we are more present and share more of our authentic selves and inspire others to do so too. This enables more meaningful connection and genuine rapport to develop naturally.

Why Integrity and Commitment matter.

What does it mean to live with integrity? Integrity—a state of being whole and undivided—comes about by aligning our daily actions with the core values and moral principles that matter most to us. This state is possible only when Brain 3.0 is guiding and directing our thoughts, actions, and communications. We strengthen Brain 3.0 when we make the effort to be mindful to communicate and behave in a manner that is strongly aligned with our core values and moral principles rather than our fears and insecurities (Brain 1.0) and our urges and impulses (Brain 2.0). In practice, this involves listening to the voice in our head, and choosing to express only what the Inner Sage says while observing but refraining from verbalizing what the Inner Godzilla or Inner Teen Wolf may say (what they say triggers Brain 1.0 or 2.0 in others). Even when there may be a benefit to us when other people are in Brain 1.0 or Brain 2.0, we choose to express our Inner Sage to activate Brain 3.0 in others rather than over-promise or say things we don't mean to get what we want (that's Brain 2.0).

Integrity and Commitment in Real Life

A Personal Example: Networking Events