Don't Back Down

Joshua A. Luna
December 2, 2022
Don't Back Down
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TLDR

Teachable Moment: Choose to stand for your core values in the face of adversity - even when it's the unpopular choice.

The Problem

We often run into scenarios where we’re asked to compromise our values at work.

We’re either told to do things we don’t believe in or to be someone we’re not. And it can be tough to stand up for ourselves and say no.

We may worry about what others will think of us or whether we’ll be a risk of losing our job.

But if we back down every time we’re asked to compromise our values, we will eventually lose ourselves entirely.

And that’s not good for anyone.

The Solution

The next time you’re asked to do something you don’t believe in or be someone you’re not, remember this:

You have a choice.

You can choose to stand up for yourself and your values, or you can give in.

Don’t be afraid to say no if it means protecting your integrity and staying true to who you are.

You may face pushback, but the act of standing up for yourself will ultimately result in greater respect and admiration.

In a world where compromised values or ethical shortcuts are often seen as unavoidable, don’t back down from your core values.

It may be hard now, but it will pay off in the long run.