We each have a work that is ours alone, but we are still better together. Working with others sharpens our skills and connects our efforts to a larger story. Work that matters is work together.
Our body is made up of many parts that all work together. And it would be pointless for one part to try to go it alone. The body thrives only when each part joins efforts with the others.
The same is true for us. Our best work happens in relationship with others.
Even still, work together is not limited to those with a similar skillset.
While there is benefit in connecting with others who have similar skills and talents, some of the best teams combine a diversity of gifts.
Working together forces us to know what part we bring to the table and to bring it with excellence.
By ourselves it’s easy to hide and produce mediocre work. However, with others our efforts are exposed. And laziness is not tolerated when others are depending on us.
Working together also reminds us we are participating in a larger story.
No longer are we focused merely on what we can accomplish by ourselves, our eyes are set on a much larger vision. And this vision carries such weight and significance that it calls for our combined forces to complete.
This is a hint toward doing work that matters – when we can see how our efforts relate to a purpose beyond ourselves.
Discouragement and despair are more likely when we don’t connect our work with others. It’s hard to keep showing up when we don’t see the meaning in what we do.
Discover the work that is yours. And then work together to bring more life and goodness into the world.