….Will eventually come out in the light.
With all the Los Angeles Clippers drama that is going on (the owner of the team allegedly making VERY RACIST comments), it’s made me think of the above statement. We can do all the dirt we want in the dark but eventually it will come out.
Whether it was him in the audio recordings or not, he apparently has a history of making decisions that are racist in nature. It’s unfortunate that the NBA has allegedly ignored many or most of his racial moments. But then again, why would they rock the boat when so much money is involved.
Personally, i was glad to hear that sponsors have been dropping campaigns with his company. Sometimes you have to hit people where it will hurt the most…in their pockets. He seems very per-occupied with ALL the money he has to give to “the black people” he employs. And only way to get back at people like him is to take away the money that apparently makes him feel above everyone!
This story is a reminder to me that what I do in the dark can and will, should and could come out in the light. I cannot pretend to be someone that i am not. I should live my authentic life and be my authentic self at all times in the dark and in the light. At the end of the day…i am myself when someone is present and or not.
There is no way that people can pretend and be one way in public and another in private and vice versa. Life is meant to live in an authentic way and we shouldn’t cheat ourselves of that. Integrity is doing the right thing when no one is watching!
One of my colleagues recently made a statement about there being room for successful businesses mixed with integrity and it’s so true because it is possible to do both. Oprah and Ellen are two individuals that are honest and authentic and running very successful businesses that merges authenticity and integrity. Countless others are doing the same in their business lives. The personal and the professional can exist in harmony to your values and truth.
Although this situation is dark and ugly, I am reminded of the significance of being honest and true and living in our truth regardless of whether we are in the light or darkness.