“I will place team goals ahead of personal goals.”
It’s hard to remember when the entire world has been more riveted to an event than the rescue of the Thai boys soccer team stranded in the cave. It took the effort of over 1,000 people to save what seemed to be a doomed effort, especially when a Seal diver died before the actual rescue began. How was this possible? We know the answer: it was possible because of the determination and teamwork of people from many nations. The idea that each person was totally dependent on another person along the chain of the rescue is a powerful image for us. What if we counted on our teammates, and were as committed to them and to the success of our team, as if our lives depended on it? Playing on our team is not a matter of life and death, and neither is winning, but what can we learn from this event? What are the small ways we can each become a better teammate?