Today, I’ve read an article that I’m going to repost here. I’ll just leave this right here.
It’s an eye opening read.
What does this have to do with business? Well, for one thing it can destroy your family and other relationships. Business is about building relationships, not destroying them. There is a bleed over. It’s hard to be able to keep up a house of cards that affects everyone around you. Deception is the one thing that you can count on being revealed at the worst time, and with devastating consequences. You really can lose it all.
Let’s face it, you really can’t trust someone with no integrity, scruples, or morals. They don’t make the greatest business partners, because they don’t really value much. A lack of values is what leads to this kind of behavior. It also proves, that they make poor choices and bad decisions. Not to mention, this is the epitome of a lack of loyalty. The backbone that any business relationship is built on it. Proving that this person can’t be trusted. Period. Many a person’s downfall has been because of an affair. And, rock bottom ain’t pretty.
There’s a saying: “Behind every great man is a woman. Behind every great man’s downfall, is a woman.” Now that’s powerful. This holds true for women as well. Learn well from those who have fallen from grace. But beware, not all people who have been betrayed will give you the benefit of the doubt. Proving that you’re selfish, immature, and willing to hurt others so that you can get an ego boost will come back to haunt you. You’ll lose your self respect, further plummeting your self esteem. The people you love will want nothing to do with you, and you’ll only have yourself to blame. Not to mention lost respect, and disappointment of those that know you. Not the ideal business partner to say the least. Play at your own risk.
For those of you smart enough to learn from this guy, kudos to you. He was one of the lucky ones that was able to turn it around. Not everyone will be given this chance, and he really doesn’t deserve it. But, at least he is going to consistently spend his time making amends. And for that, he deserves some praise. Too bad, he had to hurt the ones he loved to feed his ego. Ego really is the enemy, don’t let it take you place of guilt and shame. With so much at stake, recovery may not be possible, and it truly will be your own fault.