It is critical that you obtain as much education and training as possible. It will allow you to improve your abilities. However, you must understand that if you want to achieve great things, you must learn how to communicate and collaborate with others to achieve a common goal. Training, education, and the ability to communicate and work in a team raise your potential to previously unthinkable levels. Communication and collaboration have transformed the world as we know it. The exchange of ideas and information among individuals or groups is what generates new ideas, inventions, and wealth.
The Tower of Babel (Genesis 11:1-9), The Body of Christ (1 Corinthians 12:12-27), The Feeding of the Five Thousand (Mark 6:30-44), and The Great Commission (Matthew 28:18-20) are biblical passages and stories that demonstrate the value of communication and collaboration. When we work together, we have obvious collective power. The Tower of Babel shows that it can be a powerful tool when everyone is speaking the same language. The Lord said, “If as one people speaking the same language they have begun to do this, then nothing they plan to do will be impossible for them.” (Genesis 11:6 NIV).
Your education and training are critical. It enables you to provide something of value. But never expect to accomplish much by working alone. You will not. When individuals with different backgrounds, skills, and expertise come together to work towards a common goal, they can achieve what was once thought to be impossible. It is important for you to develop your communication and collaboration skills to effectively participate in such efforts. Do not make the mistake of believing that your education and training will make you wealthy. You will need to learn how to form meaningful relationships. Your objectives must be communicated. You will have to collaborate with others.