Always do what's right...


I’ve had the privilege of working with several Native American tribes in my consulting practice.  They are generally honest and honorable, with a deep and abiding respect for their culture and history. We all need some, or more, of that: to provide a sense of what we have, and a perspective of its relative value. Do we want to be happy or right; is it better to have fortune or health? These and so many other of life’s questions confront us each day: how we respond and react has a lot to do with whether we have self-respect, and whether others respect us as well. It’s not just about what we do or get… it’s also about what we give. Coaching is good: it helps improve someone now; mentoring is better: it helps create a better future. Getting a good grade or evaluation is good: it’s an immediate reward; being right is better: it creates a lasting legacy. Focus on giving and getting respect everyday by doing what’s best and right today.

Thomas Spencer Monson (1927 – 2018): American religious leader, author, and the 16th President of the LDS Church