Golda Meir, the former leader of the nation of Israel, once said, "I can honestly say that I was never affected by the question of the success of an undertaking. If I felt it was the right thing to do, I was for it regardless of the possible outcome." What a great leadership insight! We do something not because it is successful, or will give me glory, or make me and others a lot of money. Whatever we do as leaders, we do it for one sole reason: it is the right thing to do. Therefore, we do it because it is the right thing to do and not worry about the possible outcome.
Why do leaders make choices? Here are some of the wrong motives: profit, people-pleasing or power. What is the right reason by which to make a decision? Principle! Principle!!! Make all your decisions based on right principles. Make all your decisions because it is the right thing to do.
No matter what the outcome may be.