Teamwork Makes The Dream Work

Learning To Work In A Team

We are all selfish to a certain degree. If we could accomplish everything ourselves and take all the credit, we’d ask each other “where do I sign up?” Accomplishments feel good and attract attention and praise; it elevates our self-esteem and even provides us with greater motivation to achieve unaccomplished goals.

But not everything can be accomplished by yourself. Sometimes you need to learn how to work in a team. Many people shoot themselves in the foot by refusing to be great team players; their stubbornness or arrogance holds them back from reaching their full potential in life.

Don’t be one of them. There is nothing wrong with working in a team; collaboration brings many minds together to help solve problems more efficiently. People can tell when you are selfish and not a team player. And guess what happens? Many doors of opportunity are never opened for you, because they are opened for others who are willing to shine together.

Selfishness reeks to high heaven. Who wants to be around a skunk? That’s how you are perceived when everything is about you. Nobody has any interest in trying to guide or help you achieve your dreams. This does not necessarily mean that people don’t like you or won’t talk to you; they just won’t share a piece of the cake with you.

Teamwork truly makes the dream work. Very few people become a success story on their own. There is always a coach, mentor, teacher, guidance counselor, family member or someone significant who helps flip a person into a success story. You have to discover who those people are and allow them to help you, while you help them too!

And even if you start seeing success while working in a team, don’t become arrogant and take all the credit. Rather, be humble and give credit where credit is due. It is better to take less credit for your achievements than to brag with your chest puffed out. People will be more appreciative of your honesty and humbleness.

No talent goes unnoticed. But talent without teamwork can fall short of its full potential.

Are you Ready? (This is Defeating Stigma Mindfully)


6 Replies to “Teamwork Makes The Dream Work”

  1. I am an engineer, I’m all about team work. Sometimes your the only player on your team and you have no other choice but to do it all by yourself. Sometimes you don’t have anyone to push you to be better, to do better. . all you have is yourself. It would be nice to have someone pick you up when you fail/fall but sometimes all you have is yourself. Sometimes you are all about you because there is no one else about you. Sometimes being on a team is what someone needs to become the best they can be in a shorter amount of time. But sometimes you have to do it all by yourself and you deserve to take all the credit. And the stuff you went through to get where you were meant to be will all be worth it.

    You should Read my post Untitled

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  2. Sorry. I just got offended for some reason. I do have people who is about me. I can get help with somethings if I ask but I shouldn’t have to ask. I have a doctor I’ve seen for 9 years and he can’t even diagnose my mood correctly because he doesn’t know me well enough. It’s hard to get to know someone you see a couple times a year for 15 minutes each visit. I really don’t have a home life team. A lot of people don’t. I think I am taking this post the wrong way.

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    1. Not a problem. It is good to vent. Sometimes these posts elicit emotions in us which gives us an opportunity to analyze ourselves and wonder, “why do I react like this to this type of information?” Don’t worry about it.


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