To all our American friends, Happy 4th of July weekend!
It’s so easy on weekends like this to just enjoy the sales and extra day off work.
And, let’s face it, all the decisions the Founding Fathers made feel removed from our everyday life.
What is amazing about this group of people is that they chose to stand for something they believed in.
Against all odds, they thought it better for the United States to declare its independence from Britain, and then did something about it.
Though we are living over 200 years later, we have the opportunity to stand up for something we believe in.
This could be the next time you notice one of your peers making a decision that doesn’t align with your companies values to choose to say “Hey, I noticed that you’re doing X and I am wondering…”
Or, you’re on a product development team and your most recent development was shot down but you believe this direction is the one to go towards. Instead of choosing to let it go you can research and go back to your boss about why this should be considered.
We are all faced with those moment at work when something “just doesn’t sit right” with us.
Next time that happens, instead of just brushing that feeling off, think about what is it you have the opportunity to stand up for.