Doing the Right Thing is Imperative to Doing Right
In any given situation, doing the right thing might be the result of good habits cultivated over a lifetime or might come about only after periods of trial and error, painful soul-searching or courageous risk-taking. Doing the right thing is directly connected to our personal spirituality beliefs because it’s difficult to separate moral code into the various compartments of our life. We cannot have one set of values at home and another in the workplace. That creates an inner conflict at times that can open the door to a destruction of character.
I suspect we’ve all made decisions from time to time to bend the rules and then rationalize personal justification for our actions. But, here is the troubling thing, if we continually engage in habitual behavior that bends the rules, we will soon be comfortable with such actions. The potential for guilt to surface becomes less and less and we slowly drift into the abyss of deceitful behavior to the point of convincing ourselves it’s all good.
There are many aspects of personal leadership that are important. Take a look at the following four points as brought to our attention by the Jacksonville Business Journal.
- Self Awareness – get in touch with your strengths, weaknesses, values and views of the world. Keep you awareness antenna high to easily pick up wrong signals and then make the choice to move in the right direction.
- Ingenuity – constantly adapt and innovate to embrace a rapidly changing world. But, a changing world does not mean we have to change our core values.
- Love – engage others with a positive, loving attitude. Giving love to another brings the greatest joy into our lives. Approaching all with such an attitude and mindset keeps us on the straight and narrow path of spiritual correctness.
- Heroism – energize yourself and others around you through heroic ambitions beyond wholehearted service. Doing more while always making the right decision, regardless of personal cost, makes you a hero who truly provides the highest level of service to your organization, family and the world.
It’s not just doing the right thing that is important, it’s doing right. We are in a difficult time in our history where doing right is being muddied by those who are doing right by themselves without regard for others. Doing right is doing right for everyone. That’s doing right and that’s what it’s all about.
What is our charge if we are to do the right thing? We should identify our core values and beliefs about what is right or wrong. Consistency is the most important factor. When you live with only one set of standards, you avoid inner conflict and raise the potential for your decisions to be on target each and every time.
The pressures to survive in this world economy grow daily. If we have no rigidly defined values, these pressures make it easy to stray off the straight and narrow path of ethical decision making. But, we must not succumb to the easy path. Our charge is to do the right thing every time in every circumstance. Only then can we truly be at peace with ourselves, our place of work and with our spirit.
What about the workplace? Where is the moral compass pointing? What decisions have you or other employees made in hard times that bent the rules a bit? Is there a difficult situation you can recall when you took the right stance? What is the personal moral code by which you make decisions at work and in your personal life?
These are tough questions. But, if we are to remain true to ourselves, we must face the answers and become crystal clear exactly how we will respond to the challenges life places in front of each one of us, regardless of the circumstances. We are blessed with a free will and ability to make independent choices. Our choices must be laced with a moral code and a sense of ethics that is grounded in our spirit. With such a guidance code, the best decisions will always surface.
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David WB Parker is a principal of Parker Associates of Jacksonville, Florida, marketing consultants to the real estate industry as well as the President of PTC Computer Solutions, IT Consultants and Strategists, and also an active real estate sales professional with Barclay’s Real Estate Group. Though based out of Jacksonville, Florida, David and the team at Parker Associates have worked in 17 Countries and 33 States through the years as well as 65 out of 67 counties in Florida. David can be reached at 904-607-8763 or via email firstname.lastname@example.org.