“The way a team plays as a whole determines its success. You may have the greatest bunch of individual stars in the world, but if they don’t play together, the club won’t be worth a dime.” Babe Ruth
This month in talking about love I want to also bring up the concept of team. You see, the most successful relationships are successful simply because it’s not an individual effort. No one person can keep the relationship going by themselves. It’s simply not possible. If you look at the recent Superbowl, Seattle simply proved to be a better team. There’s no way you can say it was all on the coach or quarterback or kicker, each and every person had a role to play and if they didn’t come together playing their roles and supporting each other, they would not have won.
When it comes to relationships, families, teams, businesses and work, the only way any one of us can be successful is by working with, and trusting, others. One person does not a relationship or team make.
I’m sure that you and your partner, or you and your employees, are amazing people. Sure, we’ve all got our faults, but far more important than that, we’ve all got our strengths. We each have things that make us worthy people to be in relationship with. However, we as a culture spend so much time focusing on what’s wrong that we don’t take the time to focus on what’s right. I could go on endlessly about things I would change in my life, but, as the saying goes, there’s no point in crying about spilt milk.
The greatest failure in a relationship of any kind is not spending time to discover why you work so well together, and how you can make each of your individual talents much more powerful by working together. When you take this very important step you open up a world of amazing possibilities. You’ll enjoy the relationship better and so will your teammate(s).