It’s easy to let things that don’t sit right, slide.
If not for ourselves, then definitely for others. Those smaller than us, those with less confidence, those who just don’t know any better.
If you speak up, you are usually faced with a reaction (not a measured response), and continued repercussions, as external forces bombard you.
At every point there is the option to just push your principles to the side, temporarily.
To make it easier.
If you don’t speak up, though, waves of restlessness hit you.
Internal frustration eats away at you.
Resentment starts to set in.
What you hold dear begins to recede.
You have a decision with every breath.
The decision to act with integrity:
The state of being honest with yourself, doing what you feel is right in any situation as your words and actions match – then letting the chips fall where they may.
I am not pretending I’m at the peak of integrated action.
I’m just aware that it’s possible.
And I am aware that expectations are what stand in the way – doing or saying something in the hope of a return or reward.
“What’s in it for me?” is the catch-cry of the digital age.