Our Moral Compass: All Who Wander Are Not Lost

“I have learned that as long as I hold fast to my beliefs and values – and follow my own moral compass – then the only expectations I need to live up to are my own.”

 Michelle Obama

     Off course. Off track. Disoriented. Having lost one’s bearings. Going around in circles. In other words…..lost. No matter whether you are five or ninety-five years old challenges happen that test us all every day. The vision of the path you intended to be on gets muddled and a little dicey when life throw’s you a change-up when you were expecting a curveball. How do we get back on track or on course? What tools or strategies do we rely on to do this? Do we even know what should always bring us back to our senses when these unexpected events occur? The answers to these questions are not based on the number of likes we receive on a social media post or on the recommendations of others on telling you what to do and how to think . It is something that is instilled and developed within each of us, based on our experiences, the decisions we make, the relationships we develop and in essence what we truly value. It is our moral compass. It is what lies within us and nothing else.

Mahatma Gandhi once said for us to be the change we want want to see in the world. Through this blog I want to be able to help others reflect on where their moral compass lies and ways to help further define and refine it. It’s focus lies around self awareness, self management, social awareness, relationship skills and responsible decision making. Each entry will focus on a quote around one of these areas, ways to embody a growth mindset that these skills can and will be developed and the impact it can have on our own moral compass. What this specifically means will be different for each of us. It is my hope to help others find their way and pay it forward.

What does this quote mean to you and how can you apply today’s message towards defining/refining your own moral compass?

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