Pick Your Battles
I wanted to share this with you today from the book “Team Work Makes The Dream,” work by John Maxwell.
I keep it by my couch where I sit early in the morning and later in the evening. I go back to it often and read a chapter or two at least once a week.
I think this is so crucial to understand what John wrote about team work and picking your battles for all the entrepreneur’s reading this right now. It truly takes a village, a team around you to make it happen. Individuals who you can collaborate with, like minded people who show you support, and people who can help your vision become a reality.
John Maxwell said “Coming together is a beginning, keeping together is a process, working together is a success.”
- Winning is often the battle and there are times in the life of every team player when he or she needs to fight. But if you fight all the time, you can wear yourself out. That’s why it is important to pick your battles.
- To gain a better perspective of when to fight back and when to sacrifice yourself, practice the following disciplines.
- Spend Time with People Who Are Different from You – That helps you to appreciate and understand how others think and work. You will be less likely to judge others.
- In Matters of Personal Preference or Taste, Give In – Keep the main things the main thing. If you don’t save yourself for what really matters, you’ll wear yourself out.
- Don’t Take Things Personally – Always remember, hurting people hurt people. They are also easily hurt by others.
- Practice 101 Percent Principal – Whenever possible, find the 1 percent you do agree on in a difficult situation, and give 100 percent of your effort.
- Be a Servant Leader – If your mindset is to serve rather than be served, you will likely encounter less conflict.
Remember, “Together We Can Do The Impossible.”
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