#QuoteOfTheDay: Work Together, Win Together

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Lawyer and activist Vernon Jordan on the collaborative nature of life:

“You are where you are today because you stand on somebody’s shoulders. And wherever you are heading, you cannot get there by yourself. If you stand on the shoulders of others, you have a reciprocal responsibility to live your life so that others may stand on your shoulders. It’s the quid pro quo of life. We exist temporarily through what we take, but we live forever through what we give.”

Source: 2002 speech at Howard University || 3-2-1 Thursday, James Clear

Today’s Quote comes right out of James Clear’s weekly newsletter: 3-2-1 (you can click the link to check it out)

It’s fast become one of my favorite pieces of content that I read every week and it always leaves me thinking. With the week we’ve had this week, something I shared in my comeback post:

We really are all we have. To get through life. To make our dreams happen. To win – it’s all up to how we show up for each other.

The power of working together has been at the front of my mind all week, we’ve seen it play out right in front of us.

I’ve seen it across the world, as citizens all over the world have risen up to say, “Hey this isn’t okay and we deserve better.”

We really are all we’ve got.

I’ve seen it around me, as we’ve come together to mourn, to process, to celebrate, and to recover.

We really are all we’ve got.

I see it at work when the team comes together to discuss our goals and find ways to advance together. No one wins if we’ve left someone behind.

We really are all we’ve got.

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