Do you think you are replaceable? Isn’t it a big turn-off when someone thinks he or she is so important that the group won’t function without them? Well, in many organizations that seem to be the case.

This is the MVP (Most valuable player) syndrome or LSD (Lead singer disease) where some people feel they are the superstars of a team. Somehow annoying, isn’t it?

I tell you everybody is replaceable. Employees are fired. Lead singers are kicked out. CEOs are retired. “Survivors”(The TV show) are voted out. Presidents are impeached. Anyone with personality issues will be replaced.

To solve this condition, groups should have some kind of a teamwork environment and dispensability standpoint. Meaning everyone is needed but nobody is important. Leadership is the key here. But if the leader is the issue, that’s a problem.

Everybody is Replaceable

Anyway, the lesson here is for you the reader and not the organization. Each one of us, I’m sure, has a great contribution to any group we are involved in, whether at work, clubs, associations, fraternity, etc. And the acknowledgment of being top contributor always brings a sweet feeling of satisfaction. Well, maybe the first few but if you are used to getting it, it shouldn’t get to your head. Rather it must set the standards for future performances.

Put this to mind, you are important and the group needs you but more importantly, they will function with or without you. You need them. That is why you are there in the first place. So while there, might as well do your best and be your best.

Let’s say you are a player in a team that lost in a championship match. Wouldn’t you feel better that despite losing, you played your heart out. As against the feeling that if you had only played one hundred percent you could have won the game. Isn’t there a guilt feeling in the second scenario?

Give the best you can to anything you do. If you do, notice that your outcome is much greater than what you expected. That is because the universe will be on your side. That is a spiritual law.

And even if your contributions may not be appreciated, just remember that the best accolade is from that inner voice within.

The MVP and LSD attitude is only for those who lack self-esteem and needs to feed their egos. Don’t let that be you.

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