One of my daughters was telling me about a position she was considering running for at her sorority.
She had already taken on a lot (and accomplished a great deal) during her college years—at her sorority and in general—and had, at times, been overextended.
I wrote to her: “If you get this position, please be sure to ask for lots of help from your sorority sisters. I mean help in a huge way. You can accomplish anything in life if you don’t have to do it alone. Teamwork is the secret to all of my successes, personally and professionally. You are like me. When you take on a job, you give it your all. But that doesn’t mean you have to do it all. The pressure we put on ourselves for a job well done is big, and the only solution is teamwork, and accepting that whatever we do will be great—even if it’s not perfect, it will be perfectly good.”
I’m sharing this message because I’m sure many of you can use it as well. You can accomplish anything, as long as you get others to help. The results of every project will be better (as will your health and happiness) when you work as a team.
What are some situations when you worked as a team to improve the outcomes? What are some situations where you failed to do so and can see how that could help next time? Please join the conversation with your comments…