Step 3

Do the right thing

We must always try to do the right thing, for ourselves and others.

It won’t always be easy, and we won’t always succeed, but we must always try.

“Do what is right, not what is easy.”

 

Let’s start by saying this – you already know that you should do the right thing. And you already know what the right thing is.

You know, because there’s that niggly feeling in your stomach when you knowingly do the wrong thing. It’s the embarrassment and shame you feel when you know you should have behaved differently.

Those feelings – that’s you knowing that you haven’t done the right thing.

But surely there’s some flexibility? Surely it’s OK to bend the rules a little sometimes? Maybe you can lie to your boss about why you can’t get to work today? Perhaps you could give your abusive partner one last chance, and maybe this time it will all work out? Or maybe it’s acceptable to steal from a big corporation, but not from a small business owner? Perhaps it’s not a problem if you’re never going to be found out?

No.

It’s never right to purposefully do yourself or other people a wrong.

You know this.

Sure, we all make mistakes sometimes, but we should never knowingly do wrong. Believe it or not, this is easier to do if you set a very strict rule that says ‘never’.

If you leave some wiggle room, who knows what’s allowed and what’s not? It’s a slippery slope, and you’ll soon be justifying all kinds of heinous wrongs.

Better to be strict.

Better to always do the right thing.

MAKE SOME NOTES AFTER EACH DAY, FOR THE NEXT 3 DAYS, OF WHEN YOU CHOSE DID THE RIGHT THING.

 

Good luck.