Uncommon

UncommonFor Christmas I received Uncommon Finding Your Path To Significance by Tony Dungy.

A few of my favorite quotes from the book:

“What you do is not as important as how you do it. Those are the words that keep coming back to me when I am tempted to choose what is expedient of what is right” Uncommon, Chapter 1

“Character may be manifested in the great moments, but it is made in the small one”, wrote Phillips Brooks, an American clergyman in the 1800s. Over time, we create ourselves and build our character though the little acts we do.” Uncommon, Chapter 1

“Integrity is what you do when no one is watching; it’s doing the right thing all the time, even when it may work to your disadvantage. Integrity is keeping your word. Integrity is that internal compass and ruder that directs you to where you know you should go when everything around you is pulling you in a different direction. Some people think reputation is the same thing as integrity, but they are different. Your reputation is the public perception of your integrity. Because it’s other people’s opinions of your, it may or may not be accurate. Others determine your reputation, but only you determine your integrity. Integrity is critical to everything we do because it is the foundation of trustworthiness in our own eyes, in the eyes of those around us, and in God’s eyes.” Uncommon, Chapter 2

“From the moment you are born, you- and you alone- determine whether you will be a person of integrity. Integrity does not come in degrees – low, medium or high. You either have integrity or you do not.” Uncommon, Chapter 2

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