STOP AND THINK – Cautious, careful people, always looking about to preserve their reputation and social standing, never can bring about a reform. (Susan B. Anthony, 19th-20th century civil rights leader)

If you want to help bring about change, whether it’s in the workplace, the community, or any other area of life, you must be willing to face opposition. Your standing in the community might be lessened, and your reputation damaged. But if the cause is right, you will have to face those losses with the courage to rise above the criticism.

Be strong and very courageous. … Do not turn from [my law] to the right or to the left, that you may be successful wherever you go. (Joshua 1:7)