The Power of Community

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We’ve all heard the saying “It takes a village.” Well it really does! And it doesn’t just apply to raising children.

Here are six powerful reasons to depend on your community.

1. Collective wisdom

No one person ever has all of the answers, and regardless of the amount of Google-ing you may do, consulting with experts is always going to give you better information. Like real-life experiences, and those are the best!

2. Pushing our limits

When working alone, it’s oftentimes too easy to give up when things get hard. By surrounding yourself with others working toward a similar goal or objective, you’ll get motivation, support, and friendly competition to push yourself just a bit further than you would have done on your own.

3. Support and belief

Some days those big goals just seem impossible. On those days when you most want to give up, you need to lean on your community the most. They believe in you—probably more than you belief in yourself.

4. New ideas

I truly believe that when you are working within a community of like-minded people that the wisdom of crowds is considerably greater than any one person working alone. Our divergent world views and lenses mean that we all approach the exact same problem slightly differently.

5. Borrowed motivation

Even on those days when your belief in yourself isn’t waning, doing what needs to get done can seem overwhelming. Look around your community and be inspired!

6. Accountability

If you’re a super responsible person, you may not want to admit to people you care about who are pulling for you, that something didn’t get done. There’s nothing like having to be accountable to others to up your game. Keep those promises!

Play Hard ♥ Love Big

 

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