When you’re on a team you’ve got to show up for whatever the coach tells you to show up for. You’ve got to show up 100%, and you have to be enthusiastic about it. What the coach wants to teach you, you have to be eager to learn.
Teams are great for sports, and for groups of young people, who often need a coach in their lives to give them direction. However, when you’re a mature adult, teams just become an annoyance. Mature adults should form associations, not teams. (Although, a baseball team is pretty good.)
An association allows you to work with like minded people for a common goal while giving you the freedom to decide how exactly you will participate. You decide how you can and will benefit the association. You don’t need a coach to tell you what to do or what you need to know. This requires maturity, but mature people require associations, not teams.
Visionary leaders love teams, but masters form associations. Be a master.
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