More is about to change in the new decade than in the past 100, or perhaps 2000, years. This is the decade during which personal wellbeing and social responsibility will become one and the same. On a scale that has never before happened in the history of humanity.
Why do so few of us live in integrity with all three of our Three Core Drives (authenticity, connection and impact)? Why don't we fully express the high side of them in a coordinated and aligned way in our day-to-day lives? How do we start falling out of integrity in the first place?
People travel one of three paths with their integrity. Some are Natural Developers. These are people who, like natural athletes, develop 3D integrity effortlessly. The second group are Deliberate Developers. These are like athletes who practice, practice, practice till they excel, even if their initial abilities don't put them in the first group. Finally, there are those who don't choose to continue to develop as adults.
Integrity in a Nutshell
- We all have three core drives. They are:
Authenticity -- personal wellbeing and being your true self
Connection -- nourising and productive co-creation with others
Impact -- making a positive difference in your world
Understanding your three core drives turns integrity from a vague concept into a practical necessity.
Are you aware of a deep desire within you to be who you truly are in all parts of your life? We all have a deep thirst for personal freedom, inner wellbeing, and creative self-expression. How long ago did you water down or give up on your drive to be your truest self? Or did you instead end up focusing primarily on being yourself above all else?
In this article, Dr. David Gruder tells his personal story behind how he came to write the book The New IQ: How Integrity Intelligence Serves You, Your Relationships and Our World and its accompanying workbook, The New IQ Integrity Makeover Workbook.
Blame It On Woodstock
It was 1969.
Mental Health Professionals Preface to
A Declaration of Global Responsibility
By David Gruder, Ph.D.
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