Tuesday, September 8, 2009

Teamwork makes the dream work

From John Maxwell's "The 17 Indisputable Laws of Teamwork:"

One mistake I’ve seen people repeatedly make is that they focus too much attention on their dream and too little on their team. But the truth is that if you build the right team, the dream will almost take care of itself.

Take for example a player that has a dream of playing athletics at the Division I level. This dream will not happen unless the team does well. The same can be said for all state honors, the team must do well for it to happen.

If you want to achieve your dream—I mean really do it, not just imagine what it would be like—then grow your team.

When the team you have doesn’t match up to the team of your dreams, then you have only two choices: Give up your dream, or grow up your team.

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