Work in a team and see the benefits
WHEN people are well they do well in life.
This moves to a whole new level when we cooperate and collaborate with others.
As Henry Ford says, ‘If everyone is moving forward together, then success takes care of itself.’
We are social beings and alone can achieve very little. Even the solo artist needs an audience for his or her music.
So much of our personal wellbeing emanates from our relationships with others. And so much of how we relate with others stems from how we relate with ourselves. Are you at one with yourself or are you at war with yourself? Are you on your own team or are you self-sabotaging and fighting with yourself. Our own self-care and self-reflection routine will clearly guide us in these matters. Most of us already know and see our own patterns.
At least some of them. When we understand our patterns, and reflect regularly we can gauge our relationships better. Meditation is a great tool to help you sit with yourself and observe the patterns more closely. How am I helping things and how am I hindering things? Yoga is a very powerful practice to aid self-development and bring harmony and balance within and in life. Feedback from others – from a great mentor, boss, or friend or family member is a great help in understanding how we appear to others and relate in a team.
If I am truly on my own team, then what I think, feel, say and do will all point and move in the same direction. I will feel balance and harmony within.
And naturally this harmony and balance transfers to and evolves in relationships with others. As within – so without.
If we maintain a good relationship with ourselves, that is a great basis of having good and supportive relationships with others.
For when we are happy in ourselves, this is a great starting point from which to relate with others. Strong and constructive relationships with others creates an excellent and enduring foundation for a happy and successful life.
A fundamental of good team-work is trust. When we trust and can rely on ourselves that is a great basis for trusting others. And when people are secure and confident in their own abilities, and can fully celebrate the success of others, everything and anything is possible.
When we are compassionate and forgiving with ourselves we can easily apply that in our relationship with others. When we have high standards for ourselves and apply that to relationships, we are ready to encourage and support others improve and grow in their chosen area of focus and excellence. Team work is about being eager to help and support others and also being happy to be helped and supported. It is a two-way street.
Team – Together Everyone Achieves More. When true team work is achieved, everyone wins and all associated are energized and transformed by the possibilities of working together. A good leader helps this but every member of the team has a role and a part to play in making it happen. We all have that in us.
A significant part of our ability to relate well with others emanates from our relationship with ourselves. When we are happy in our own skin, we are happy to celebrate others greatness too. Nobody is ‘self-made’. We reach our goals only with the support of others.
We are all part of teams – in family, at work, in our community and in any group, we are involved in. Teamwork has a huge part to play in our wellbeing. When teams work well 1 + 1 = 11 and there are no limits.
Team – Together Everyone Achieves More.