We are more powerful together
In every relationship, there are three parties. There is me, there is you, and there is also us. There’s a time and a place to focus on each.
In every relationship, there are three parties. There is me, there is you, and there is also us.
There’s a time and a place to focus on each.
When it comes to health, the me has to come first; it has to be a priority. Without taking care of ourselves first, we won’t have what’s necessary to help the you or the us.
When it pertains to understanding and relating to others, we need to shift our perspective and be willing to let the you be more important. We need to recognize our bias, our prejudice, set aside our pre-existing beliefs and values for a second, and step back to appreciate everyone as they are first. If I make it about me, I won’t be open to listening to and understanding you.
And when it comes to making changes and having a world-scale impact, there is no better way than together. If we are to make any significant changes for the greater good, we need to drop the focus on just me or you, and we need to focus on us.
Shifting our focus to us is simple but not easy. With a culture that promotes and values individualism, with meritocracy that teaches us that success is a representation of how hard we’re willing to work, it’s easy to spend more time on the me. It can take away from our ability to think collectively about the us.
To solve the more significant issues, we have to be willing to believe and say it’s not about you or me; it’s about us. Together we are more powerful.
Coming together is a beginning, staying together is a process, and working together is success – Henry Ford
Sparknotion – Think Differently.