Fall In Love With Your Future 13.0: Do the Right Thing
Do the Right Thing
Fall In Love With Your Future 13.0
The story is told of two elderly women walking through a country cemetery, remarking on the scenery and the tombstones. The first woman read an inscription out loud: “Here lies a politician and an honest man.” “Good gracious,” said the other. “Isn’t it awful that they had to put two people in the same grave!”
We’ve all known people who were not what they appeared to be—people who worked harder on image than on integrity. It’s actually easy to fall into that way of thinking. Commercials tell us image is everything. Online social networking subtly promotes appearance over substance. And our culture encourages the assertion of rights, but seems to ignore personal responsibility.
However, in the business world, in the community, and in relationships, it’s still character that counts. Author and management consultant, Dianna Booher, advises her clients to entertain only ethical choices. Pressures do rise and temptations come. So it’s smart to decide early that you will:
- never misrepresent policy,
- never pass someone else’s work off as yours,
- never lie to cover your mistakes,
- always provide the best possible service,
- always keep your word on a commitment, and
- always deal honestly and fairly.
If you want to really fall in love with your future, do the right thing all the time. Integrity will give you peace of mind and an interesting byproduct—great influence in the lives of others. As Will Rogers said, “admirable behavior changes people’s minds and hearts far more effectively than argument.”
“When wealth is lost, nothing is lost; when health is lost, something is lost; when character is lost, all is lost.”