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Honor Is Dealing With Consequences

by Stanley Bronstein on February 28, 2010

Meditation for Sunday – February 28, 2010

Honor Isn’t About Making The Right Choices.
It’s About Dealing With The Consequences.

Honor – Honesty, fairness, or integrity in one’s beliefs and actions.  A source of credit or distinction.  High respect, as for worth, merit or rank.

Making – To bring into existence.  To produce; cause to exist or happen.  To bring about.  To cause to be or become.

Right – In accordance with what is good, proper or just.  Correct in judgment, opinion or action.  Fitting or appropriate.

Choices – The act of selecting.  The right, power or opportunity to choose or select.

Dealing – The taking of action with respect to a thing or person.

Consequences – Effects, results or outcomes of something occurring earlier.

So What Is Being Suggested Here?

This quote is fairly easy to understand.  It is suggesting that anyone can make the right choices, but only honorable people will deal with the consequences of their choices (even if they were the wrong choices).

Dealing with the consequences is “walking the walk.”  It’s not running away when things don’t go as well as you might have hoped.

Dealing With Consequences

The first step to dealing with consequences is to realize that no matter how you act (or fail to act), there will be consequences.  There’s no escaping that fact.

The second step to dealing with consequences is to try and anticipate what those consequences might be.  Realizing the consequences in advance, will help you to make better choices.  Making better choices will help you to reduce the possibility of negative consequences.

The third step is to make the commitment to dealing with the consequences of your actions.  Once you realize you are committed to dealing with the consequences of your actions, you’ll be amazed how you start making better choices.

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Until next time, take care. Stanley F. Bronstein
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