A few days ago, I ran across this quote from Dietrich Bonheoffer: “There are things for which an uncompromising stand is worthwhile.”
It made me stop and ask myself: “What is the hill I’m willing to die on? (And what’s not?)”
Knowing when to take an uncompromising stance and what isn’t worth sacrificing our beliefs for is a major life skill. This juncture is where our 5-3-1 plan is tremendously useful. It’s helpful to use those closest to us as a sounding board because there’s nothing more meaningful than being able to talk to those closest to us. They can help us to make these distinctions and discuss these difficult topics openly and honestly.
(And likewise, I know something I care enough about to be uncompromising is probably going to show up in one of my three communities.)
I challenge you to stop and think today about where you’re willing to compromise in your life and what matters enough to take an uncompromising stand.
Remember, if we don’t stand for something, we’ll fall for anything.
Doing this important inner work can help us discover our WHY and what legacy we want to leave in the world. To me, there’s nothing more important.