Doing Your Job
Doing our job seems like it should be easy. It is when it’s new and fun. Doing our job is easy when we get to do it with people we get along with. Doing our job is easy when it makes us feel good. It’s easy when we get credit for a job well done. Unfortunately those conditions are very temporary. The greatest teammates I have ever had don’t just do their job when it’s easy. They are committed to doing their job when it isn’t fun. When it doesn’t make them feel good. When the people around them suck. When they know they won’t get the credit. Over time those teammates make the team great because their commitment isn’t shallow enough to be derailed by a bad day or someone else’s bad day.