"I do enjoy collaboration. I seek and thrive on projects where I am going to learn from the people I'm working with." William Kempe
I used to have a hard time working with others and being on a team. This came from two schools of thought. One was that no one could do it as well as I could. I felt compelled to be the best and to be the best meant I had to do it all. Ironically, the second was rooted in a fear of failure. I was afraid that my teammates might discover I wasn't the best and my feelings of being "less than perfect" would be "found out." Since starting Girls on the Run, I've had the privilege of collaborating on EVERYTHING... from writing new curricula to creating the Footprints project... and what I have learned in the process has been life-changing. We have fun. We express ourselves. We celebrate our individual skills. We laugh. We push. We grown. We evolve! None of that would have been possible had I tried to go it alone. Today, on your run, consider areas where you might collaborate more. Is it a task at work? Caring for your children? A community project? Training for this event?