Lou Ludwig Success Tips: Integrity is a 100 Percent Thing

Integrity is a 100 Percent Thing


Motivational Power Quote


Integrity is a 100 Percent Thing


"Integrity is not a 90 percent thing,

not a 95 percent thing - -

either you have it

or you don't."

Peter Scotese, chairman New York Fashion

Institute of Technology.


As I see it. . . . . . . .

Integrity is a 100 percent thing.  

A person with integrity is described as being honest. Can a person have integrity if they are not honest 100% of the time?  

Integrity is also described as the impressions that a person makes. Can a person maintain the impression of integrity where they are not consistent in there actions and reliability?   

Be a person of consistent values and have the courage to do what's right.  

Integrity will take us from good to great in the eyes of the people we do business with and in our personal relationships.   

Integrity shows and we will be judged by our integrity; we either have it or we don't. 

®2009, Lou Ludwig, Sales and Management Consultant Executive Coach, Speaker, Trainer and Author



Comment balloon 19 commentsLou Ludwig • July 27 2009 09:43AM


Great thought for the day. Integrity is a black and white issue...like pregnancy, either you are or you ain't!

Posted by Gary L. Waters Broker Associate, Bucci Realty, Fifteen Years Experience in Brevard County (Bucci Realty, Inc.) over 11 years ago

Great quote....let's hope we all meet up with the 100% ers today.

Posted by Karen Fiddler, Broker/Owner, Orange County & Lake Arrowhead, CA (949)510-2395 (Karen Parsons-Fiddler, Broker 949-510-2395) over 11 years ago

Very true post!  Thanks for reminding us all to stay true!



Posted by Kathleen Cooper, Sposato Realty Group - Broker Owner (Kathleen Cooper, Sposato Realty Group) over 11 years ago

Lou: I agree. We either have integrity or we do not. Integrity is like being pregnant - you either are or you are not. It is that simple.

Posted by Kathleen Daniels, Probate & Trust Specialist, Probate Real Estate (KD Realty - 408.972.1822) over 11 years ago

Lou, it's something that needs repeating every day.  I'll send this along to a few people who need to be reminded.

Thanks for starting the week off right!

Gayle Causey
Monroe, LA USA

Posted by Gayle Causey (formerly with Keller Williams Realty Parishwide Partners) over 11 years ago

Thanks for sharing this post with me this morning. I am always learning on AR.

Posted by Eric Villaverde (DoubleTree Home Inspection Services L.L.C.) over 11 years ago

You are absolutely right about the 100% of integrity, unfortunately it isn't practiced 100%. Those who have it prosper in the long run and those that don't get what is coming to them. Thanks for the words of wisdom.

Posted by Gaylen Thornton (Desert Heritage Real Estate) over 11 years ago

Hi Lou, Happy Monday!  Integrity is a 100% thing - it is a black or white issue.

Posted by Sandy Shores FL Realtor®, Melbourne Real Estate, Brevard County Real Estate, Florida's Space Coast (M & M Realty of Brevard Inc.) over 11 years ago

Integrity has certainly become something that far too many people have a lack of. You don't get to fake it and if you do have it, it just comes naturally.

Posted by JL Boney, III, Columbia, SC Real Estate (Coldwell Banker) over 11 years ago

Lou, Thank you for another great thought for the day! Integrity is also doing the right thing whether anyone is looking or not!

Posted by Wanda Kubat-Nerdin - Wanda Can!, So Utah Residential, Referral & Relocation REALTOR (Red Rock Real Estate) over 11 years ago

Hi, Lou  Great post, I have been asked quite often how do I close so many deals? And I tell people that's just it, its not about selling its about integrity, compassion, and diligence. People come to me for advice, because they know they will get the truth,  not just what they want to hear but what they need to know to make a sound financial decision. 

Posted by Callie Thompson, Property Xchange Solutions (Property Xchange Solutions) over 11 years ago

AGain, great post and I agree with  Wanda, you do it whether others know about it or not! And in reality, I don't think I've every met someone who has it 100% of the time.

Posted by Janice Roosevelt, OICP ABR, ePRO,Ecobroker ( Keller Williams Brandywine Valley ) over 11 years ago

The more experiences I have in life the more I realize that often times life is indeed black and white.  Integrity certainly falls under this category.

Posted by Mark MacKenzie over 11 years ago


Hi Lou:

How true...

There's no in between when it comes to integrity!

Posted by Toula Rosebrock, Broker/Sales Associate, Realtor, Lacey Township, (Diane Turton, Realtors, Forked River, NJ) over 11 years ago

Absolutely TRUE! I agree with Mark, this is a 100% thing. Non negotiable.


Posted by Debi Boucher, "Realtor Showcase" - Real Estate Photography/Virtual Tours ( Real Estate Showcase Photography) over 11 years ago

Hi, I'm Xinh, and I'm proud to say, "I have integrity"  You're right, Lou, either you have it or you don't

Posted by Xinh Truong (Connect Realty.Com, Inc.) over 11 years ago


Integrity is a 100% thing. In fact, one definition is "wholeness" and that can't happen without a complete picture. :)


Posted by Steve Hoffacker, Certified Aging In Place Specialist-Instructor (Steve Hoffacker LLC) over 11 years ago

Another wonderful post from Lou. I totally agree - you either have integrity or  you don't.

Posted by Kat Palmiotti, The House Kat (406-270-3667, kat@thehousekat.com, Broker, Blackstone Realty Group - brokered by eXp Realty) over 1 year ago

It's one of those "all or nothing" moments in life.

Posted by Michael Jacobs, Los Angeles Pasadena 818.516.4393 over 1 year ago