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Having a Strong Moral Compass in a Role Model

September 14, 2015

Sometimes, in order to follow our moral compass, we have to make unpopular decisions or stand up for what we believe in” ~ Tabatha Coffey

How important is having a role model with a strong moral compass? According to a recent 2015 survey given by Maid Brigade, a role model with a strong moral compass is very important. In fact, this trait came in a close second, behind “compassion for others” and before “family dedication,” “perseverance against obstacles” and “leadership.”

But what is a “strong moral compass,” and do we have the ability to change it?

In a nutshell, a moral compass is the thing inside us that tells us which direction we should go when we have to make decisions involving right and wrong.  A person’s beliefs, actions, character, and whether they make good, moral decisions, is usually based on their moral compass.

There are many benefits to having a strong moral compass. In fact, we all have the foundation for building one. Having strong morals can lead to a sense of integrity, which is a tool for gaining self-worth and self-confidence, both, the majority of us lack at times.

Past research has shown that those individuals who have a healthy functioning moral compass are more grounded, productive, focused, and seem content with life. They also seem to have more nurturing and positive relationships within their environment and the people surrounding them. They know how to maximize contributions and minimize harm. They give back as much as, or even more than they receive. They have a great sense of “self,” while at the same time, concentrating on the “good” for all.

As a nurse, our moral compass can be tested at times. We question dosages of medications being prescribed, as well as what the best care is for the patient. Our best interest is always with the patient, and when things seem to be going in the opposite direction, our positive moral compass comes into play and we question them.

My role models are the everyday heroes that will stand up and do what is right for the good of others. Sure these people are not perfect, none of us are, but to have strong morals and values goes beyond what people see on the surface. A good role model knows to focus on more than the outer appearance of things. They also observe without forming a judgment. Their thirst for knowledge and their curiousity allows them to see the deeper truth of things. They know how to laugh at themselves, and know when to be serious. They don’t hate, or judge unfairly. They are not self-centered, nor do they take advantage. They are caring, patient, rational human beings, who focus on positive solutions instead of impulsive ones.

When it comes to role models with a strong moral compass, my loving sisters take the cake! They know how to live, love, and laugh! They learn from their mistakes and incorporate their learning into how they conduct their lives every day. They are not afraid to look deep into themselves and see their moral failings. And if they do fail, they find the strength to do the right things.

My sisters are true to themselves. Their integrity is strong because they stay true to themselves. They are consistent with their actions, principles and outcomes. They have spent their entire lives working hard so they can give back to this world and to others any way they believe they can.

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