The Contentment Paradox
The best teammates are content with their resources and role but not content with the status quo. They don’t feel entitled to equal treatment or resources because they know where their area sits on the priority list at any given time. However, they are not content with the current state of their area. They work hard with what they have to improve what they are responsible for. They don’t blame their failure on a lack of fairness, resources, or authority. They make due with what they have to make sure that the team doesn’t have to make due with a mediocre outcome. Regardless of their circumstances, they increase the value of what they have by turning it into a valuable contribution to the team effort.