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'We Need to Do What’s Right and Move Past It'
Doing what's 'right' is the wise play before 'moving past' trouble
It’s either a habit or temptation to want to move past or sidestep trouble when stressed or being of poor character, yet that is the wrong way to get to better days.
“We need to do what’s ‘right’ and move past it (the problem).”
That quote requires, as a college roommate and friend liked to say, moral fiber. Not everyone has it or at least not in all situations.
Notice, the quote above didn’t communicate to just “move past it,” ignore it, deny it, blame someone else, get defensive, cover it up lie or any other foolishness and recklessness.
Now there are people in the world who will play games and communicate, “I don’t need to do anything” or “what is ‘right?’ That’s subjective and a moral construct.”
The most intelligent, high character and responsible people realize “we need” and “to do” and “what’s “‘right’” and then do it, without complaint or any rationalizing, lying or other terrible, destructive and reputation-rotting attitude and behavior.
And guess what? In the vast majority of cases those who do respect the “we need to do what’s right” do “move past it (the problem and bad situation they are in).” They do mitigate multiple types of damages. They suffer, learn well, strengthen their judgment, decision making and behavior and are better for it now and for their future.
Doing what is correct though means everything that should be done, in totality, as in thoroughly, with humility, responsibility and patience.
When this happens, it’s a respectable, honorable, impressive show of strength and resilience to ourselves and others.
Michael Toebe writes “Reputation Notes” and is the founder and specialist at Reputation Quality, a practice that serves and assists successful people and organizations in further building reputation as an asset and responsibly, ethically protecting, restoring or reconstructing it.
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