Great discoveries and improvements invariably involve the cooperation of many minds. I may be given credit for having blazed the trail, but when I look at the subsequent developments I feel the credit is due to others rather than to myself.
~Alexander Graham Bell, Scottish-born scientist, inventor, engineer, and innovator
It is a humble person who acknowledges that most accomplishments in life are a result of the cooperation of many minds. It is a wise person who stands in gratitude for the influences and support that have brought success. It is a great person who realizes that we are all connected and that amazing things can happen as long as we work together. And, it is a proud person who recognizes that his or her initial innovations inspire others to rise to a higher level. We have all come to this world with our special talents. It is cooperation—not competition—that will allow each of us to use our gifts to benefit society. It is cooperation—not posturing—that will advance society for the greater good. It is cooperation—not our need to be recognized—that will foster further greatness. For we are not separate islands but a collective of very talented, compassionate land masses whose efforts allow all of us to blaze new trails. We cannot do it alone; we need one another as we look to make a difference, transforming from ego to essence. For we all have seen further and benefited greatly from standing on the shoulders of giants, and that understanding of cooperation has traditionally been the only thing that has ever led to greatness for us all.
Magical Key to Bliss: Do something to foster cooperation in your work, school, or any relationship today.