…When I talk about money all you see is the struggle
When I tell you I’m living large you tell me it’s trouble . . .
Now the whole shit’s changed, and we don’t even kick it
Got a big money scheme, and you ain’t even with it . . .
I ain’t, mad, at cha
2 Pac ♦ I Ain’t Mad at Cha; All Eyez on Me One (Feb. 1996)
Hell, as many albums as Tupac released in the new millennium (not to mention hologram-shows), you would swear that he his still laying down tracks as BPM prints this. In any event, the recognition of the difficulty in being the decision maker or power broker remains self evident in this piece about the challenge to surrounding one’s with the best team members. It is also a reminder of what it takes to be a quality team member for an organization.
You are trying to uplift the organization; you did not want to be surrounded by pessimists and whiners. When the team or an individual team member sees success, we don’t need one that will only focus on the negative repercussions of success. People often confuse pessimism for pragmatism. You can be an optimist and still live in the real world. Often those who are negative are not realists, they are just limited.
You need to have team members who are willing to put in work but are not afraid to have big dreams, hopes or expectations. Without some of these people on a team, BPM believes that growth is finite.
BE A PRAGMATIC OPTIMIST, DO NOT CONFUSE NEGATIVITY WITH PRACTICALITY
POSITITIVE TEAM = POSTITIVE RESULTS