Amy Rees Anderson

Do What Is Right, Not What Is Easy

‘When you do the right things in the right way,     you have nothing to lose because you have nothing to fear.” – Zig Ziglar

Today I was reminded how important it is to stand up for what is right, even when it isn’t easy. I was also reminded that it can take a lot of courage to stand up for what’s right when you are in a situation that requires you to stand alone. But no matter how intimidating a situation is or how afraid you might be – it is ALWAYS worth it to do the right thing – ALWAYS!

Today I watched as someone who should know right from wrong tried to pretend that they were unaware of what was right, even with mountains of what was true sitting in front of them, all while justifying their actions by positioning that they are just doing their job. I wanted to scream out loud, “That doesn’t make it right!” Truth is truth. Right is right and wrong is wrong, and there just isn’t a right reason to do the wrong thing.

It’s so easy for people to get sucked into situations where start thinking you can justify doing the wrong thing in order to get the right result you hope for. I just think we have to do everything in our power not to let ourselves get sucked into that trap. We have to constantly remember that no result is ever worth doing the wrong thing for….period.

When we are willing to stand up for what is right and uphold the truth we can walk away without regrets, regardless of the outcome. Because right is right and at the end of the day all that matters is that we live our life with integrity because our integrity defines who we truly are.

“People of character do the right thing even if no one else does, not because they think it will change the world, but because they refuse to be changed by the world.”    -Michael Josephson

I love that quote and I for one refuse to be changed by the world so here’s to doing the right thing 🙂



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