Our lives begin to end the day we become silent about things that matter.
— Martin Luther King Jr.
Never miss a good chance to shut up.
— Will Rogers

Martin Luther King, Winston Churchill, Oskar Schindler, Harriet Tubman, William Wilberforce, Martin Luther, George Washington and America's Founding Fathers...

What if we never knew these names because they never fought for what they thought was right?

Fighting for what you believe in is an essential part of being human. When we don’t express what’s inside, we begin the process of devaluing ourselves, and that’s not healthy.

Fighting like you’re right, however, must be counterbalanced by humility and a willingness to sincerely hear out the opposing party. We can accomplish this when we listen like we’re wrong.

Listening like you’re wrong demonstrates the value you place on the relationship. It gets the virtue of humility working in you. And it provides an opportunity for you to rethink your thinking.  

Don’t be afraid to fight for what you believe in. And—at the same time—be humble enough to listen with an open mind.