If we all did the things we are capable of doing, we would literally astound ourselves.

~ Thomas A Edison ~

Why Things Go Better With Folk

March 23rd, 2014 ~ Est. reading time: 1 min, 37 secs

Team work

Team work

You cannot work alone. As much as some of us want to, it’s just not possible. For as long as we live in this world, we share this life (whether we want to or not).

Yet, for some reason, many cultures – particular English speaking ones – advocate an isolated mindset. Whatever it is you want to achieve is seen, therefore, on its own. So if you plan on doing something big, it’s easy to feel you are on your own. But that’s only half the story.

To do anything big we need the support of others. Heck, you can’t even be sitting here contemplating this without all those people who had a hand in raising you to be the person you are today. Consider all those thousands of nappies, feeds, cuddles, and sleepless nights, courtesy of your parents. Plus teachers, bus drivers, managers, doctors, nurses, therapists, & cleaners… they all put their contribution in to help you in some way

So you are here thanks to others and your efforts still rely on people too. Want to create something great? You will need support to achieve it. Make a movie? You’ll need a cast, crew, backers, and a support team to help you. Want to make it big in business? There will be staff, advice, administrative support, brokers, and consultants to help you.

To make our ideas happen things go better with folk. Whether we prefer to do it alone or not, life remains a team player process. You and I have to trust the efforts of others and also promote our ideas well enough for them to flourish.

So don’t for a moment think you are going it alone. Everything worth doing requires like-minded people (even those who’s fortunes share at least some of our pathway).

Instead of a highly individualistic “me fest” life is about working together. While we bring our uniqueness to each day (and that is definitely worth celebrating) we accomplish more in cooperation than we ever can working alone and apart.

Does that mean working with other folk is plain sailing? You know it doesn’t. But it does offer us the greatest potential to get things done. Whilst, meantime, working together exposes us to opportunities for growth, deep challenge, and potentially, profound satisfaction.

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