I will not take the responsibility for other people’s insecurities, lack of time, energy, or passion for a project. This is about them, not about me.
I will not lower my drive or what I expect of my own performance because other people cannot keep up or follow. This is also about them, not about me.
I do apologize, sincerely and from the bottom of my heart, if I have actively put pressure on my teammates or colleagues for no reason.
I do not apologize for being efficient, reaching individual goals and goals set for the team, delivering excellent results and managing to respect deadlines. If this might make teammates feel bad about their own performance, again, this is about them and not about me.
I will never apologize for being more passionate about what I do than other people are. I stopped doing things I am not passionate about for a reason.
There is no such thing as being too passionate about what you do. But yes, there are teams you will fit in with this attitude and teams you won’t fit in. If my attitude makes me a bad fit for a team, then the best scenario, for myself in particular, is to not be a part of it.
I refuse to accept negative feedback about my performance or attitude after a long time project when not having heard a single word of constructive criticism in all that time or at the project’s end.
I will not stop speaking up and setting boundaries if this is necessary to make me feel safe and standing up for the moral values that are important to me.
I will not be suppressed to make others feel better!
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