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 🙂

~Amy

15 Comments

  • Delcia Crosby says:

    Agreed 100%

  • Henry says:

    To paraphrase the Ford slogan:
    Integrity is Job One!

  • Joan L says:

    So we live on a small farm with a barn and arena we rent out. A horse trainer rented the entire set up for a good chunk of money every month. Unfortunately, it appeared to me and my daughter that many times the horses in training were short on water in the middle of summer. I hoped that it wasn’t some sort of method to “break down” the tough horses. I brought up the issue with the trainer, that horses need to have water available at all times. I still hope that he wasn’t trying to take training short cuts with this method, but within a few days he had packed up all the horses, equipment and moved to a new place. So, my pointing out the water problem may have cost me the monthly rent, but I felt it was the right thing to do.

  • Anonymous says:

    Do what is right, not what is easy

  • Anonymous says:

    I love that …thanks Amy

  • Anonymous says:

    I love that …thanks Amy

  • Ennie malele says:

    Tnx Amy this letter make me learn

  • Lynnell says:

    THis was so perfect for me today.
    Thank you

  • Kion says:

    Thanks for the encouragement amy
    #thank you amy

  • Viharika says:

    I need example for that quote

  • Gopi says:

    Do What Is Right, Not What Is Easy

    but

    Bill Gates once said that he would always “hire a lazy person to do a difficult job” at Microsoft. Why? “Because a lazy person will find an easy way to do it.”

    can you equate

    • Anonymous says:

      It means that lazy person are smart enough to have their own method of finishing task fast than others. However, it doesn’t mean that they are doing it the wrong way. Doing something wrong will eventually to something worst.

  • Jonathan Lee says:

    Amy your a real inspiration! I’ll for sure get a 100 on my essay about courage!

  • Anonymous says:

    I love you Amy ❤️❤️

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