Courage Needs to Be A Verb

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“If you see what is right and fail to act on it, you lack courage.”

–     Attributed to Confucius, paraphrased often enough that I’m not sure which is the original verbiage

Courage is kind of a grandiose word in today’s culture.  Athletes are applauded for their courage, even though they’re essentially playing a game for a bazillion dollars.  Reality show characters are called courageous when the stakes are not only not very high, but they’re absurdly unlikely in a “normal” life, whatever the heck normal is supposed to be…

The concept is further confused by this idea of “right and wrong.”  That’s a line that not very many of us will face too often in a career.  Conceptually, though, in dealing with Clients, teammates, etc — we probably have a. few opportunities each month to “do the right thing.”

It takes courage to do it — especially in a world that rewards shortcuts and essentially looks the other way on cheaters (yes, I’m talking about you, Houston Astros!).

See what is right and act on it.  Difference-making stuff, indeed.

Chime in.  Have you faced the decision?  Do you see one coming up?  Let us know how you’ve handled it or will handle it — the whole team gets better when we learn from one another.

Make it a great day!


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