One of my greatest challenges in life has been my love for independence which, at times, has greatly interfered with my ability to develop sustainable and trusting relationships. It’s been more of an issue with me rather than them but on a bad day I’d tell you that it’s all their fault.
Working with others requires something from me that I find completely unnatural; it just doesn’t feel right and I get uncomfortable really quickly. Yet I know that to be truly successful in both my personal and professional spheres I’ll need a team mentality to be the norm rather than the exception.
And even with the enormous amount of evidence about the obvious benefits of doing things in community I still balk at it. Sheesh. I want to do more with others and less alone but “junk” just gets in the way.
I challenge you to take Chuck’s words to be absolutely true. More than that, I challenge you to actually do something about it. Don’t make decisions in a vacuum. Get someone else involved. You’ll be happier for it, and let’s be honest, you will probably be more successful.
I’m banking on it.
[Image from Nico]