A popular Justice League meme states, "You can't save the world alone." It's true, you can accomplish much more when you're part of an exceptional team.
Think of some of the greatest superhero team-ups of our time and what they were able to achieve. Extraordinary people are usually called together when it appears all hope is lost and a catastrophic situation must be subdued. Examples of great Superhero teams include the Justice League, the Avengers, the X-Men, and the Guardians of the Galaxy. When the fate of the world or even the Galaxy is at stake, it takes a team to save it.
Teams are made up of a wide variety of personalities and they may even clash at times, but honestly, what families don't? However, they are able to overcome their differences to combine their unique superpowers and special abilities for a greater purpose.
Think about your team of closest friends. Are they supportive of your goals? Do they have a mostly positive attitude with a touch of optimism? Do they live a healthy lifestyle and share some of the same goals? Have they challenged you to be your best and provided you with constructive criticism? Is it fun to hang out with them? Would you label them trustworthy and honest? Are they successful?
It's very important to have good people around you. Your life depends on it. If you have people that you are constantly in conflict with, sabotage your goals, and provide fruitless criticism, I would seriously consider ending your partnership. Negativity and bad vibes can end up dragging you down. We all enter dark places at times and can use a little help from a friend, but if someone wallows in constant negativity and initiates conflict, it may be time to break ties.
Don't get me wrong, I'm not advocating that we dump everyone to hang out with only the ultra rich, CEOs, and Kings of the world. So don't go out and ditch your friends to hang out with guys named Bruce, Tony, and T'Challa. Although, that could be interesting. Not all those who are successful in appearance are truly successful and happy behind the scenes.
Success can be measured in many different ways, not just money and status. If someone has found happiness and is living the lifestyle they've always wanted, even if it is very modest, then I consider that the definition of success. Good people come in all different sizes, shapes, colors, and beliefs. Find good people that you vibe with.
So I challenge you to evaluate your current team and be brave enough to make changes if needed. It's not as easy as it sounds but it is worth the effort.
If you'd like to join my squad, apply now. I'd love to team up with more good people to bring out the best in ourselves, help others, and make the world a better place.