When I was in my first job, I asked my boss, “Why do some people in the team have more work and some have less?”
My boss told an answer that I wasn’t prepared to, however the one that quite helped me.
He said, “Good people pay a far higher price for being good, than bad people pay for being bad.”
Whenever I think over it over the years, sometimes I question, “Is it really important to be good? What if I am not a good contributor to the team?”
And I would never want to be touted as someone who is not reliable, who is not trusted, or who is not a good contributor to the team.
Sometimes paying the higher price is the best way to avoid paying even higher prices in life.