It’s been almost 18 years when I heard that from my first manager.
I still remember that.
In my first job, I had made a movie to train sales professionals – a training that would otherwise be given on PPTs.
It worked out really well!
Except, that I started getting a LOT of work, while others didn’t.
That’s when, while I was frustrated, my first manager said: Good people pay a higher price for being good than bad people pay for being bad.
That’s not it. It is the counter that is something I wouldn’t want to be: I wouldn’t want to be someone who isn’t trusted and is given responsibilities.
And when you know what you don’t want to be, you inch a step closer to who you want to be. Isn’t that priceless?