A few weeks ago, a good friend of mine got screwed in a business deal.
My friend, didn’t necessarily lose money on a deal, he had someone steal the achievement from him… a partner of his who is incapable of achieving on his own stole the credit of my friends great work … pretending/lying claiming a success to be his own.
Although my friend getting screwed doesn’t affect me personally … it’s the point that it happened – dishonorable achievement beat out honorable achievement (again).
As I told my friend…”what goes around comes around …”
one day these people will have to achieve again … and they will need him to make the achievement happen for them.
I remember a time when more people than not understood that lying, cheating, stealing to achieve makes the concept of “achievement” worth nothing.
Oh… how much I miss the ‘old days’ when values like loyalty, work ethic and being a man of honor truly meant something to people.
Back in the day….when “honorable” achievement was the only achievement that mattered; and people understood that words like commitment, honor and focus were not just concepts, but qualities that must be applied with consistency every single day.
But “Honor” seems to be an old school concept that is fading in society… and sincerely, I do not understand how people who have to lie, cheat and steal their way to achieve can feel pride in what they do.
As the leader of a company, I am constantly challenging my people to be and achieve as honorably as they can – not just in the work place, but also in their own lives.
If you are going to do something, do it and/or achieve it honorably.
My challenge to the reader … to reflect on the concept of honor and achievement.
Are you a person of honor?