Martin Luther King, Jr. said that. While his cause was immeasurably important, his words serve as a reminder, an inspiration for the everyday person who’s declared they want to realize their potential.
Those who embody this wisdom know that achievement – success – lies in resolving an enormous amount of conflicts daily. You have your agenda, I have mine, she has hers, and he his. (High performing teams have the same.)
When we disapprove of the behavior of others, it’s magnetically tempting to succumb to low-road actions. Yet, the pain we endure for doing so is unbearable for anyone with a conscience; the reward for being true to your values is a reward without description.
Go get your reward.