Taking a Stand

Face it we live in a world where narcissism is as at an all-time high. The year 2013 was the year of the “selfie” and thanks to social media everyone wants to share everything about themselves.  Reality TV should be called “me” TV and we’re all guilty of it; so it was refreshing to hear that the former coach of the Tennessee Titans Mike Munchak would not fire his assistants and that cost him his job.

Coach Munchak could have easily saved his own butt and fired some people.  But he took the high road and said recently in an article –

“I can’t fire someone when I don’t believe they should be fired. Firing someone is awful. Too many people were going to be affected, for me to maintain a job and a lot of guys lose jobs on a plan I didn’t think was right, I couldn’t do that.”

How many could do what Coach Munchak did?

Taking a stand takes guts – taking a stand is not always sexy with a great Hollywood ending.  Julia Roberts or Denzel Washington isn’t always going to be there to play you in the movie version.  In fact, at times taking a stand can cost you – cost you a lot.  But that’s part of it – believing in something whole heartedly and taking a risk.

You might not agree with what Mike Munchak did but you have to respect it.