“Competition has been shown to be useful up to a certain point and no further, but cooperation, which is the thing we must strive for today, begins where competition leaves off.”
― Franklin D. Roosevelt
Past competition is a paradigm shift for game changers. Past competition is an understanding of wiser leadership; that the growth of the all is the growth of the individual. Past competition is a strategy for getting things done, pursuing innovation, winning and giving others a hands up. If competition brings out the beast in us, collaboration and cooperation brings out the best in us. Cooperation is the skill of creativity. The first step towards greatness isn’t a brilliant and magical idea, but rather finding a community of people with a shared passion and conviction.
Competition is about smartness, cooperation is about compassion. Competition kills the spirit of friendliness, and raises suspicion. Competition is based on an attitude of lack rather than abundance. Cooperation and collaboration is about unifying perspectives and seeking a shared solution for a shared challenge. Competition evaluates and ranks people based on their ability rather than looking at capacity and potential and integrating contribution.
Pursuing cooperation and collaboration is hinged on the idea that we all desire to compassion, we seek understanding and others belief in us. It is only reasonable that we extend the same to others. When we risk to show compassion and understanding and love, others will also risk showing compassion, understanding and love to others. Cooperation and collaboration is borne out of the understanding that we are fallible, that we all err in our judgments, and that we our success can inspire others to instigate a revolution and offer massive error.
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