much to be thankful for

November 27, 2008 at 4:39 pm | Posted in Professional Development | Leave a comment

the title says it all.

Should we have done that?

November 25, 2008 at 11:22 pm | Posted in Professional Development | 4 Comments

A colleague and I were discussing some of the challenges we now face because we chose to take the high road on some things.  Turns out that in the end, it’s created way more work and headache for us than had we just done the “wrong” thing from the start.  He was feeling a little bummed about it.

I reminded him that we never — ever — should feel bummed about trying to do the right thing.  It’s often hard, and Lord knows I’ve got my moments of weakness.  But one thing we should never regret is doing things the right way.

There was a sign that hung in our locker room in college that said, “Character is determined by what you do when nobody is watching.”  That’s true.  In an imploding economy full of those getting away with absolute criminal behavior, it’s tough to remember that.  In the end, money comes and goes but character seems to stick around a long time and it’s a lot harder to make it back once you’ve lost it.

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