How many of you just want to be right because of your pride rather than choosing to do the right thing?

I can recall several situations from my past, where I stood my ground just to be right because of my pride. And, at times it may have been at the cost of someone’s feelings.

The distinction between choosing to be right versus doing the right thing became clear to me when I was purposely put into a situation that would push my buttons and make me lose my shit. I am not going to lie, I was fucking pissed off and decided I was going to quit this course. I had every valid reason to quit. By making this decision to quit other people who are loyal to me were going to quit as well. I had to take a step back and think this decision through. I thought to myself, by quitting, those who were going to quit with me would lose out and that my decision would rob them of their experience and the opportunities that may unfold for them. Also, I know how tomorrow will unfold with certainty but by sticking it out, I am uncertain how things will transpire. To be honest, I like uncertainty, so I decided to not be selfish by being right and just to trust the struggle and those who insisted that there was some lesson for me to learn. And I did learn a valuable lesson, the clear distinction between being right and doing the right thing.

The decision to do the right thing does not mean that I am a passive person or that I will let people walk over me. What it means is that I choose the path of least resistance, a path where my decisions are based on something that will serve me rather than take away from me. We act on emotions on a regular basis and acting on emotions can sometimes lead us to making irrational decisions. We all have this intuitive nature that acting or making certain decisions will make us feel bad or good. Trust that intuitive nature and gut feeling that will lead you to do the right thing and make you feel the right feelings, the feeling of ease, positivity and joy. At the end of the day, we chose which battles we want to fight. Chose wisely and choose to do the right thing.

  • Mubarak Nsekarije

    This is so powerful, thank you for sharing this with us. I can see my self in your shoes. Waoo