We all have times in our lives when we are overconfident in our abilities and believe we can do everything on our own. However, regardless of how gifted or talented we are, we all require the assistance of others in order to reach our full potential. This is a lesson you will wish you had learned earlier in life. You truly believe that you are capable of accomplishing anything on your own. You have all of the solutions. You don’t require anyone else’s assistance or direction. But as time passes, you realize you were mistaken.
For one to succeed in life, one needs more than just talent and aptitude. You’ll need a variety of viewpoints. Moreover, you must make use of the wisdom that comes from other people’s experiences. A lot of things about success are counter-intuitive. You would be unaware of this if you refused to collaborate with others. If you examine the most successful people throughout time and history. Cooperation and collaboration will be evident at every turn. You rarely have enough knowledge and resources to accomplish great things on your own. Ecclesiastes 4:9 says, “Two are better than one, because they have a good reward for their toil.”
You might not realize it now, but your insistence of doing everything alone is hurting you. Without the need for scrutiny, much of your work is selfish and self grandiose. It makes no attempt to impact or help anyone else. People cannot relate to your goals. Collaboration makes your work more social and accessible. You can accelerate your progress and achieve your goals much faster than you ever thought was possible. When you design your work in a way that encourages collaboration with others, you unlock a vast pool of productivity and rewards. That is the power of collaboration: when everyone works together, everyone achieves more.