What we can achieve when we work together...
When I was in middle school it started, and then it continued in high school, and yes it was there in college. It was never my wish it wasn’t something that I dreamed up. It was put on my and I had no choice. Group projects. Arghh! You know where you have to work with other classmates and achieve a common task. You know the way it is supposed to work, everyone does their part and then the work is graded all together. I was never very comfortable depending on other people. I just want to get it done and do it right the way that I see it, not having to give into other peoples ideas. I am sure that you have experienced it in your life as well and if you haven’t yet before you leave middle school it will happen. So what is the deal with group projects and working together? For me it comes down to this. When I look back to my school years I realize that we never ever worked together. We fought each other and in the end the strongest personality usually ended up doing all the work and we never truly understood team work. That is why I never enjoyed having group projects. Now fast forward to my life today, and I enjoy working with others and doing things in a collective vision. What changed, I will be honest the thing that changed was me. I came to a place in my life that allowed me to not be threatened by other ideas. Check out what God has to say about working together…Ecclesiastes 4:9-12 9 Two are better than one, because they have a good reward for their toil. 10 For if they fall, one will lift up his fellow. But woe to him who is alone when he falls and has not another to lift him up! 11 Again, if two lie together, they keep warm, but how can one keep warm alone? 12 And though a man might prevail against one who is alone, two will withstand him—a threefold cord is not quickly broken. We are stronger when we work together as a team. When we seek to do something that is worth doing it is better to do it with others. We are stronger and we are better. It has been said that Team work makes the dream work we all want to do something that is great with our lives. May be we have tried and failed. Sometimes we fail not because the thing that we are trying to do can’t be done. But maybe the thing that we are trying to do can’t be done alone. God has given us people all around us who are good at different things. When we bring all the people together with a common goal, it is amazing. Things get done, new ideas come our way, and the whole process is awesome! Working together as a team, supporting each other is awesome and that is the way God has set up the life that we are to live. Nothing enriches the story of your life more than team work, achieving a common goal together. So as you write the story of your life, make it a point to include others.
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Written and Posted by The XGT Experience Team of leaders