Build bridges not walls

“I can do things you cannot do, you can do things i cannot do, but together, we can reach greater heights”

The moment we start seeing our friend’s, colleague’s or even partner’s strength overshadow us, making us feel the need to work alone or keep to ourselves, then definitely the dawn of a downfall is approaching speedily. Success will only be achieved, when we decide to work as a unit. The losing part is not only on the individual, but the relationship that existed before will not be the same. I believe that we are in an era where development is vital. The question is, how do you expect progress when you/we allow “jealousy” all in the name of competition to pull us down?

The realisation that someone, can do something better than we can or is more knowledgeable in a given field, does not necessarily mean they are better than us. I fail to understand why people would prefer to work alone where output is so little, rather than work with others to produce so much more. Truth is, individually we all have strengths and power and with that, comes a competitive attitude and the mentality of winning in everything we do. All this is good until we become power-hungry, then we lose. When we quit thirsting for power and lose the will to compete with others, then we will build bridges instead of walls.

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The joy of success will be great when you realize it’s teamwork that made you achieve what you attained. The power-hungry will never enjoy fulfillment because they are always trying to compete unnecessarily, enhancing unhealthy competition. To them, teamwork is nothing but an illusion, a distant dream, impossible to realise since their focus is directed towards an individual win rather than a goal. The fact that their counterparts have attained  a certain level of success or even prove to be a bit better than they are in one aspect or the other, frustrates them and jealousy forms inside them.

To all our readers, it’s about time we start viewing each other through different lenses. Working corporately with others, we maneuver to higher places. No man is an island. If you pull back due to the fear of being overshadowed by others, that only serves to prove that you are insecure and have an unteachable spirit. We learn from those who are around us, from day to day. Having someone who is specifically good at one thing or the other only creates the perfect platform, for you to expand your skills and knowledge.

Allow yourself to learn and grow, eventually your colleagues, friends or even your partner could be the catalyst to your success.

Keep reading, keep sharing and keep commenting.

From us, with love,
RespondingToLife

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9 Comments

  1. Talent wins games, but teamwork and intelligence win championships. That was a good read, people should come together be it workplace or relationship setting because with the spirit of a unit so much can be done.

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  2. Sorry, I forgot to include my name. The above comment is from me (Rosemary). I will repeat the comment once more. Hope it is okay. Thank you once more. God bless.

    This is an eye opening topic that you have shared with us readers. Thank you in advance. It is true that most of us are battling with great insecurity and jealousy in our minds that we have little or no time at all to embrace other people. We think or believe that we are capable on our own without help from others. This mentality has led majority down the road of destruction and later gradually mutates into failure. No one should walk down this destructive path. It is high time that we learn how to appreciate others with their diverse gifts, talents and abilities. If we do so then this world will be a better place for all of us. None of us should view themselves higher than others since we are all gifted in different ways. I encourage us to incorporate appreciating one another and lifting each other with Love, Care and a heart yearning to help others. Even those who seem poor in one area can be great in another area that you might need help. Everyone is significant which means we are all important. Thank you once more for this wonderful message. God bless you and Responding to life.

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    1. No worries at all Rosemary.
      We actually knew you were the one who commented! What you said is absolutely correct!! Thankyou for always reading and commenting.

      Keep reading, keep sharing and keep commenting.

      Regards,
      RespondingToLife

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  3. This is an eye opening topic that you have shared with us readers. Thank you in advance. It is true that most of us are battling with great insecurity and jealousy in our minds that we have little or no time at all to embrace other people. We think or believe that we are capable on our own without help from others. This mentality has led majority down the road of destruction and later gradually mutates into failure. No one should walk down this destructive path. It is high time that we learn how to appreciate others with their diverse gifts, talents and abilities. If we do so then this world will be a better place for all of us. None of us should view themselves higher than others since we are all gifted in different ways. I encourage us to incorporate appreciating one another and lifting each other with Love, Care and a heart yearning to help others. Even those who seem poor in one area can be great in another area that you might need help. Everyone is significant which means we are all important. Thank you once more for this wonderful message. God bless you and Responding to life.

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