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The individualistic culture of America is an antithesis to the word teamwork. Yet we all know and certainly learn that we need to be part of "the team", in school, sports and work environment. You can put a bunch of individuals together and say "work as a team". Remember those college days/school projects you had to do as a "team"? Where you had to take up the slack so your individual grade wouldn't suffer? Have you heard the words when applying for a job, that you didn't fit the "team"? What does team work really mean?
Team work can mean that you give up goals you set for yourself for the sake of keeping the team together. You discover the deeper meaning of the word relationship. What do you chose, the end goal or the relationship? Choosing the relationship changes you as an individual, brings out compassion and awareness. Choosing the relationship rewards you with love and a belonging that depends on living your truth.
Choosing a goal oriented team means you only allow people who can help you achieve the goal (albeit collective) Choosing the goal oriented team brings out strengths, endurance and competition. Choosing the goal oriented team rewards you with elation (if you win), confidence (maybe) and a belonging that depends on your abilities, which may or may not be part of your truth.
We became a team today- we had to choose between individual goals and relationship. You can guess what we chose.
We'll see how far we get, we are in this togetherc
By the way we picked up a new member, Clyde, a radiologist from Albuquerque. More on that later.