When You’re Left Holding The Bag, Make A Better Bag

You don’t want to get stuck with the job nobody else will do. But when that happens, remember this: it’s work, so it’s a chance to make a contribution. It’s an opportunity to make something useful and elegant. Even if it’s taking out the garbage, it’s a moment to make something better and perhaps even solve a problem. Everybody else passed. You get to do it.

Of course, if you find that the people you’re working with keep passing on work, then it may be time to evaluate. You want to work with people who are crawling over one another to make cool stuff, not people who are scurrying from ownership.

Collaboration works best when we’re all trying to outdo one another.