This week in an activity with the young women from our church, we played a fun “getting to know you” game.
We all took turns reading a “This or That” question, and everyone who had the same answer as the one reading it would wrap the yarn around their wrist before passing it on.
The main point behind this little exercise was to show us that we are ALL connected in some way. Even if we don’t know someone well, we are connected. We are all brothers and sisters in the gospel, and we can always find something we share with those around us.
An unexpected-and humorous- lesson came about when some of us had trouble catching the ball of yarn tossed at us. The ball would drop to the floor and roll out of our circle, and out of our reach. At which point we would look at each other going “Now what?!” 😂
Together, we came up with a system. We would all stand and slowly walk toward the ball of yarn, spider web in tow. 😜 I’m sure we looked ridiculous.
However…every single time, we were able to retrieve the ball without anyone leaving the circle. Working together, we were able to press forward with the exercise.
Life can be hard. We have obstacles coming at us from all sides nearly every day. And it’s easy to want to tackle those obstacles alone. After all, by ourselves we only have one schedule, one set of values, one opinion to deal with.
But working together makes us so much stronger. Working together, we can all persevere in whatever goals we have in life.
This concept applies in so many areas of our lives. I work with my family and my brothers and sisters in the gospel to press on in our efforts to become more Christlike, and to earn our spot in the eternities. After all, without my friends and family, what’s the point of eternal life?
It even applies to my business. My team of coaches is constantly working together to press forward, having faith in our mission. We reach out to support those who struggle (much like we reached our yarn-tied wrists forward to give the girl reaching for the yarn a little more slack). And together, we persevere, we change lives…others’ and our own.
How about a fitness goal? Have you heard over and over that you need accountability? You need a friend to hold you accountable to your goal or a group to support you. This is how I personally help my clients to reach their goals, by giving them both one-on-one and group support, and it works! Why? Because EVERYTHING is easier when you work together.
So when you feel like going it alone, stop and consider the power of working together, as part of a unit. You will never regret forming those bonds of friendship and love, and you’ll reach your goals every time. ❤️