“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
It is a humble person who acknowledges that most accomplishments in life are a result of cooperation of many minds. It is a wise person who stands in gratitude for the influences and support that have brought success on their path. 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 can recognize that their initial thoughts or innovations has inspired others to take that idea and build upon it. We have all come to this world with our many special talents and gifts. It is cooperation not competition that will allow each one 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 further foster greatness.
It is a sign of a true leader who can foster this cooperation by placing an emphasis on the pros and cons of the ideas that are presented. It is also a great leader who inspires others to cooperate with one another to realize the talents our colleagues possess and move forward towards the great discoveries and improvements that will change the world for the better. It is in the tough and challenging times that we are in need of great leaders. So, I encourage you to ask yourself how can I lead. Ask yourself what can I do to make a difference and make a positive impact in this world. Ask yourself how you can use your talents to further blaze trails towards a world colored in peace, love and joy. Then look to those around and encourage them to do the same. If you feel frustration or doubt in your ability to lead, look to surround yourself with creative people or infuse your world with books, movies, and information that will inspire your further development of creative talents. Not only will you be empowered by the collective consciousness of others who are also seekers, you may just empower someone else. This is where you and others can co create and lead each other by example. The collective effort of the cooperation of many minds allows all of us to blaze new trails. We cannot do it alone, we need each other. All of us who are looking to make a difference are a part of the bigger movement of transformation out of the ego to essence. For we all have seen further and greatly benefitted from standing on the shoulders of giants. May we continue to foster cooperation with each other so future generations can look back to us with pride at our efforts to bring about a better world.