The Power of Community
We don’t work alone. We weren’t meant to. We’re not wired that way, we really don’t think that way and we certainly don’t get things done purely by ourselves in any practical sense.
We may think we’re loners. Or that the best way to get something done is to do it yourself.
But we know that isn’t true. Not really.
Yes, we might take specific steps - the actual execution - on our own. But the idea, the inspiration, the cajoling, the education, etc. is the result of our community, in whatever way we choose to define it. Physical, virtual or otherwise.
Our community shapes us. It shapes our thinking, how we act, how we feel. It pushes us forward or holds us back when needed. It encourages us when we’re afraid and comforts us when we feel we’ve lost it all. It carries our load when we’re too broken to move a muscle, patiently waiting for us to piece ourselves back together and start again.
Without our community, we stop. We simply stop.
It’s important, of course, for us to choose our community wisely. There are some communities we are born into but for the most part, we get to choose. And we should do so carefully.
Because, again, it’s not about us on our own. It’s about us as a team. It’s about how we get there.