As a man thinketh in his heart, so he is. You are the sum total of your thoughts. I have learnt that as your deepest driving desire is, so is your will; as your will is, so are your deeds; as your deeds are, so is your destiny.
So he shepherded them according to the integrity of his heart, And guided them by the skillfulness of his hands. [Psalm 78:72 NKJV].
The above scripture is always a constant reminder of two basic ingredients that should always guide your deeds. They actually formed the core of David’s character and contributed immensely towards his being the ‘man after God’s heart’. Diligence and integrity are two basic qualities required for good success. They won’t just take you to the top, they would also sustain your being permanently there. They are hallmarks of excellence! Integrity is the foundation of character. A person who has integrity also has an unblemished character in every area of his or her life. One of the most important activities you can engage in is developing your character. And one of the best ways to develop your character is by consistently doing the same things that a thoroughly honest person would do in every area of his or her life. The mark of people who have high integrity is that they always do the highest quality of work in everything they do. They are the people who are always totally honest with themselves in everything they do, and strive to do excellent work on every occasion. They are always diligent in all they do. People with high integrity realize that everything they do is a statement about who they are so they strive to reflect their highest values and virtues in all they speak, think or do. That’s what differentiates them from the majority. That’s what takes them to the peak of achievements. That’s what makes them icons of excellence. That’s why they are celebrated!