The hardest thing to do in life is to know and do the right thing. This pertains to what you think is the right thing to do and not what others like your friends or family think is the right thing.
The right thing can possibly be for you or it can be for others.
There will be all types of situations in life where savoir-faire plays an important role. Savoir-faire is the ability to act in a correct and confident way in various situations. This is important when determining the right thing to do. In every situation, we must practice savoir vivre, which is the ability to live elegantly. When it comes to doing the right thing savoir vivre would be the way that you act in certain situations and also the way that you live.
Here is the value (importance) in knowing the right thing to do:
What You Put Out Is What You Receive
When you do the right thing you often receive the same behaviour back. When you help others then they will often want to help you and in return give you the value that you have given them. This may not happen immediately and might be sometime in the future, but the way that you act and in choosing the right thing to do in a situation will often be reciprocated.
Improve Your Self-Esteem
When you fail to do the right thing then not only do you show others who you are, but also you are showing yourself. If you choose not to do the right thing then you end up feeling bad about yourself, which can cause low self-esteem. You are able to improve your self-esteem, your view of yourself and the views of others by knowing when to do the right thing.
When we choose to not do the right thing you may feel that you don’t deserve certain things in life. This can affect your own wellbeing and your success. This can mean that you start to self-sabotage, which can be on purpose or through unconscious thought. If you think that you don’t deserve something then you will probably find a way to ruin it. Doing the right thing in any situation can avoid this and make you feel like you deserve your success.
When you use the principles of savoir-faire and savoir vivre then you will act, live and know when it is the right time to do the right thing.