Repurposing Our Lives
When we join a team, we are choosing to belong to something that is larger than ourselves. That choice has a cost, but it also has many benefits that offset that cost. Choosing to belong requires a repurposing of our lives. The demands of the team we have chosen require an adjustment from how we lived prior. To expect otherwise is a misunderstanding of what it means to join a team and its cause. Anyone can live alone with complete freedom. That lonely freedom has a cost of diminished returns on effort. Great teammates understand the cost and benefits of being a great teammate.