Go Far

Life is not a “go alone” journey. An African proverb says, “If you want to go fast, go alone. But if you want to go far, go together.” Honey bees teach us collaboration. On warm days, about half the bees in a hive stay inside beating their wings—to make the inside temperature some 10 degrees cooler than outside. The other half go out to gather pollen and nectar. The bees rotate duties, so the bees that cool the hive one day gather honey the next. That’s excellence through synergy. For success, align with those who share your vision and ideals. “Two are better than one, because they have a good reward for their labor. For if they fall, one will lift up his companion. But woe to him who is alone when he falls, for he has no one to help him up” (Ecclesiastes 4:9, 10). To go far, go together. Teamwork!—Samuel Koranteng-Pipim

 

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