Cowboys driving cattle across the open range had no boundaries or fences. However, there were unwritten boundaries where a shared set of standards of right and wrong were honored. The cowboy had his own personal stand and was proud of what he stood for. He valued himself and knew where to draw the line.
Every day we hear of political corruption, inappropriate behavior and unethical dealings. We may not be able to change this, but we can make sure we are clear on our personal stand. Have you taken some time to define what you stand for? What are your rock bottom beliefs that stand beyond which you won’t be pushed? Your stand is the expression of your character, which guides your behavior. Once we have a clear understanding of our core beliefs and values, we have created our personal boundary.
Doing the right thing is not always easy. Knowing where we stand will ultimately define where we draw the line.
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