One thing that has never ceased to amaze me is the lack of conscious and integrity that there seems to be. One may talk a big game about how their integrity is but when it comes down to the dollars they always tarnish what they originally said they believe and do.
I hate writing these types of posts because they seem so negative and I sure hate negativity. The primary reason that I want to write this post is because of the frustration that comes about when you think something may not be exactly right. On the surface it seems okay until you really think about what the outcome is going to be.
Let me be clear... if you know that what you are doing is wrong then don't pursue it. The problem lies in the one that has done something for so long that they don't see anything wrong with it. If you tell yourself long enough that what you're doing is okay then you will eventually have no conscious. You will eventually overlook all means of integrity to fulfill your desires which usually amounts to money. If money is your primary focus in life and all that you focus upon then most likely, at some point, your integrity will be pushed to it's limit and most likely overflow it.
Why do I say these things? Well, it's simple, do not jeopardize your reputation or integrity for money. It will haunt you at some point. It may take a while to catch up to you but it will catch you. If you have money as your only motivating factor then you will surely be blinded by what you are doing and see nothing wrong with a lie here and a lie there. You will start letting things slide under the rug just to get that next dollar. I for one need to make money, like most everyone, in order to provide for my family but I never want to jeopardize who I am and what I believe to make money even if that means that I miss a deal.
When I greet a customer I never want to look at them as a meal ticket and a dollar sign. I want to treat them like they are a person and I want them to always want to come back to me for their next vehicle. They don't always come back to me but that's what my goal is. I may not always do or say the right things but I try. I don't always sell the customer either but I always try and have their best interests at heart. Sometimes they buy and sometimes they don't but I never leave work feeling like I had to deceive or fool someone into buying a car. If I miss a deal then I do sometimes let that bother me but I try to figure out what I might have done wrong and move on and sometimes it's easier than others.
This is a short post but here is my point... If you do something that you think is okay to do and KNOW that the outcome is going to be bad then you are doing something wrong. It's just as wrong as knowing that you're wrong the whole time. Putting someone in a position that they truly aren't going to make it out of is not okay especially if you know that ahead of time. Many times you can't foresee and you can't do anything about that but you can try your hardest to put people in a position that they can actually win and accomplish something good. If that isn't your ultimate goal then don't do it. Don't prey on people to get paid. If I were to dangle old chicken in front of a starving person, knowing it is bad, and they ate it and they got sick and died then who is at fault? I am! If I know what the outcome was going to be then I might as well be put in jail for that person dying. I would've preyed on their desperate need and that isn't right.
Hopefully this made sense to someone and that I didn't ramble. I had something on my mind and needed to get it off.
Thanks for reading!
Fist Pump Guy out!