Essay, Pages 3 (623 words)
Can you explain in a few sentences what it means to live your life with integrity, lose with dignity, and win with humility because not many people can? Integrity is to have honor, dignity is to have integrity after a loss, and humility is a lack of pride to one’s self. These three words define who we are by how we act in different situations, how we speak to one another, and how others see us in their own eyes.
Integrity is the quality of being honest and having strong moral principles. For example, a successful person in any line of work say what they do and they do what they say. They also gain the trust of the people they associate with. Another example of integrity is when I became the captain of the 1st year unarmed drill team I wanted to influence, inspire, and motivate my team to always work hard and try their best. Motivating my team helps them see what type of leader I am and lets them see how far they’ve gotten from the beginning to where they are now.
There are four main steps of how to live with integrity and they are to make better choices, develop positive habits, stay true to what you say, and to help one another in any situation.
Dignity the state or quality of being worthy of honor or respect. For example, if you know you are going to lose, lose with style and dignity. This will command respect and honor.
Acknowledging another person’s achievements will show class, even if that person is pitted against you. One example from my life, when I lost with dignity, was when I lost one of the most important boxing matches in my youth life. I knew from the start that I was not fully prepared but at the same time, I knew that if I won I could move to California to work more on my boxing career. Once I found out at the end of the match that I have lost, I still kept my head up high and congratulated my opponent for their victory and his team. I also thanked everyone who supported me to the very end. Learn to know that there will be times that you and time that you lose, but also learn from your lost on how to work hard to win next time.
Humility a modest or low view of one’s own importance: humble. In the Bible Peter 5:5 Likewise, you who are younger, be subject to the elders. Clothe yourselves, all of you, with humility toward one another, for God opposes the proud but gives grace to the humble. For example, the star of the basketball team could score a tremendous amount of baskets in any given game, but instead, he takes lots of opportunities to pass the ball to his teammates so they can try to score as well. This shows the star athlete’s team relationship and humility. Last year I found out I was going to be a godmother to a baby girl, which meant I had to spend my 17th birthday at the Philippines with her. Her parents agreed to let her stay with me while I was visiting other relatives. I had many humble jobs like wiping noses, changing diapers, and even waking up in the middle of the night to put her back to sleep. It was like being a parent for a month. Raising a child even if it’s just for a few weeks is a big humility. Being humble doesn’t mean to do the hardest thing you can do a simple task like asking for advice, giving compliments, and stop talking while a teacher or anyone else is talking.