Synergy: the interaction of elements that when combined produce a total effect that is greater than the sum of the individual elements, contributions, etc.; synergism
In my post “Maintenance Check“, I talk about how important it is to take care of your mind and body so that you’re able to do your very best for yourself and others. One of the ways that I maintain my own sanity is by meeting up with a friend at Starbucks and conjuring up plans on how to take over the world. Well, we’re not planning to take over the WHOLE world, but we certainly work on ways to make change in our own worlds, bringing change for others in return. My condition last week was that of a complete mess, and the one thing that gave me hope in the midst of such trying times was my meetup. I left the meeting feeling recharged, ready to tackle anything. Why was I in such a state of euphoria? The answer is simple: synergy.
There’s something to be said about the magic that happens when two people, who are working towards a common goal, come together for a meeting of minds. When I agreed to meet up, I had no real agenda–usually I do–I just wanted to get out of the house and clear my mind of its troubles. Throughout our meeting, it was as if we were operating on the same frequencies. I went from no agenda at all, to pages full of ideas and self-assigned projects. I was amazed at how much my mood had improved and how productive I was able to be in that moment. It reminded me of how we all need each other’s energy. Because we need energy from others, it’s imperative that we are careful of what energies we surround ourselves with.
What is it that you want to pursue? What goals do you want to accomplish? Do you feel like you’re at a standstill and are unsure of where to start? Maybe you need someone with whom you can brainstorm, someone who is able to help you tap into the great ideas that you simply haven’t realized yet. You think Captain Planet could’ve been anything without the combination of the Planeteers’ powers?? How could the Power Rangers have defeated their major enemies if they hadn’t combined their Dinozords to make the mighty Megazord?
Don’t give up on your ideas just because you aren’t able to visualize the final product right now. Join forces with someone who’s of the same mindset and wants success for you. You’ll be surprised at what can be accomplished. Two heads really are better than one.