“I do the very best I know how — the very best I can; and I mean to keep doing so until the end. If the end brings me out all right, what is said against me won’t amount to anything. If the end brings me out wrong, ten angels swearing I was right would make no difference.” -Abraham Lincoln
This was said in response to an advisor who suggested that Lincoln respond with argument to newspapers that were attacking him for issuing the Emancipation Proclamation. Lincoln's ability to unapologetically live his truth set millions on the path to freedom.
What remarkable confidence and poise! This was spoken by a man who knew his truth and was willing to stand for it. Faith and clarity kept him out of the weeds and moving ever forward.
Where are you tempted to defend your truth instead of moving forward with resolute confidence?