“I am saddened when I hear someone say, “I don’t see why I should do this when they are not paying me more.” That is how we miss opportunities to become better, stretch our abilities, and learn how much more capable we can be.
You are being paid with opportunity, if not with money.
Separate the matter of pay from the willingness to do more. If you are not prepared to do more, you will miss the chance to establish your credentials to be entrusted with more. And if you do more but do not get the promotion or recognition in due time, you always have a choice to go somewhere else where your skill and experience will be given adequate recognition. There is no need to stay where you are and be miserable. At the same time, the only one who loses by not stretching himself or herself is you.” Lim Siong Guan, former Head of Civil Service, Singapore