I recently watched an episode of the History Channel's newest show, “The Selection” entitled “Humility”. If you’ve not seen the show, it’s a reality-based TV show where 30 candidates volunteer to enter into a selection process very similar to that of military special operations recruits…(think, Navy Seals, Green Berets, Army Rangers, etc). I’ve watch each and every episode; sometimes cringing at the difficult tasks that each candidate is put through. Many of the tasks are physical…many are mental…and all will test the strongest person you could find in body or psyche. From 30 candidates…they were down to 5 remaining.
In the “Humility” episode, the theme of the exercises they participated in was a focus on ‘integrity’. They were given a serious of ‘integrity stations’ where they had to perform a variety of physical tasks and do them exactly as expected to perfection, with no mistakes. Unlike other tasks they had done in the past, this time they were not being watch by the instructors and so in lies the requirement to be honest with themselves and demonstrate integrity when no one is watching.