We all move through life, either purposely choosing a direction, or allowing the vicissitudes of life to push us along. Either way, we are making a choice. We are either choosing our directions or choosing to let ourselves be moved about.
Thrivers make a choice to move through life based on their convictions. Their moral compass guides them through choosing directions.
Some people have described this as “what you do when nobody is looking.” While this is true, it is also what you do when everybody is looking! When the pressure is on to go in a certain direction, do we choose to follow our convictions or follow the crowd? When we have a personal choice, do we follow our own internal compass or take the easy choice?
Usually, the seemingly “easy” choice is not. In the human desire to “not rock the boat,” though, we end up just moving the tough stuff down the road a bit. And not surprisingly, by the time we get there, the complications have set in. The tough stuff is tougher.
Thriving is often realizing that going through and dealing with the tough stuff is a crucial part of life. So, thrivers choose to go ahead and make the tough decisions. They take responsibility right then, and they make the tough choices — based on their convictions.
Listen for how to act on convictions.