The Guts (Courage) to be Different at Work

My wife and I are reading through a book by Melissa Michaels called "Love the Home You Have". While you might expect that it's full of articles about making your coffee table look better (and it is), what it drills home is the need for guts.

Yes, guts.

Guts to try something new.  Guts to enjoy the place where you are right now.  Guts to put a new picture on the wall or move your couch to the other side of the room.  Guts to actually make something with your own hands.  

Guts.  It's not as sexy as intelligence or affluence. I suspect, though, it's even more important.  

How about at work?   What are you gutsy about?  Which kinds of behaviors are you practicing that demonstrate courage to those around you?

You can practice gutsiness through so, so many simple things.  For example, consider the following:

  • When you go paperless with your office
  • When you leave your desk neat at the end of the day
  • When you arrive early and stay late
  • When you keep your promises
  • When you make a decision for the good of the organization
  • When you hold someone to a higher standard

Guts-opportunities are all around us.  

I guess the real question is this: will you have eyes to see them and then act on them?