Over the weekend I’ve watched two things; both VERY different but with a similar message! I never thought that I’d be saying that about the BBC drama Hustle and the Disney Pixar movie The Incredibles but it was an observation that I made.
So, first watch was Hustle. Micky, who is the group’s ‘leader’ was trying to run a scam but hadn’t really told the others in the group what he was up to. This meant that he was struggling. It wasn’t until it was pointed out to him that he needed the skills of the others that he actually ended up being rather successful.
Second watch ‘the Incredibles’. Mr. Incredible works on his own, he leaves the family at home. Even when they find where he has gone to, and they actually rescue him, he still tries to go off by himself. He finally realised that they are stronger when they work together.
It is so easy to think that we are better off on our own. I know quite frequently I think it will be much better for me to stay on my own than it would be to be with others. There are also many times when I’ve felt like that but when I did meet up with others I felt better.
Working with others, as a team, is so important though. There are numerous reasons for this including sharing different skills; encouraging each other; sharing ideas
There’s absolutely nothing wrong with having down and personal time but never underestimate the value of being part of a team!