My Jiu-Jitsu team, Legion 13, won the state championship last weekend for both the kids and adult competition.
In the week since, it’s been interesting to see how bound together everyone feels.
There’s a unity which shared success can generate which is infectious and highly motivating.
Like shared trauma, shared success brings people together.
Successful teams relish the relief of success together through shared pride. In order to be proud of the team’s achievements, one needs to be proud of themselves and also their teammates.
By definition, the team is larger than any one of the individuals which make it up. Great teams relate to one another as such.
The social benefit of this shared success compounds as the team does better and better; the more unified a team, the higher their chance is of succeding.
We have seen this in every era of every sport; mythical teams who found success and went on to seem undefeatable.
That’s all a bit grand for our local Jiu-Jitsu club, but the comradery and respect amongst team members this week has been a privilege to witness nonetheless.
If you’re not involved in some team activity, sporting or otherwise, it’s worth considering seeking out a tribe.
You might be surprised by how much can accomplished in unison with others.