All amazing journeys begin with amazing people.* (Hugh Macleod)
The human story is full of examples of occasions when out of the depths of crisis some individual or group takes a bold creative step which changes not only the rules but the game itself.** (Maureen O’Hara and Graham Leicester)
Nothing significant and impactful is ever accomplished without a team or tribe coming together.
In John’s Gospel there’s the story of Nathanael who on hearing about a new rabbi in town called Jesus, wonders whether anything good can come out of place like Nazerath. He’s sitting under a tree at that moment in time, watching the world go by perhaps, judging performances.
Of course, no team is ever as good as we want it to be but that’s part of the adventure. Harriet Lerner is here describing a family but she could be picturing a team:
I tend to agree with author Mary Karr, who defines a dysfunctional family as “any family with more than one person in it.”^
Even if we’re the one with the first idea, at some point we’ll need a team – even with dreamwhispering, I need someone to become a dreamwhisperer with me. I know that success is not guaranteed but I also know that some of the most incredible things can happen in the space we create together leading to new possibilities for the dreamwhisperer.
At some point, whether we’re the person with the idea or hearing the idea, we come to a choice. Either we continue to sit in the shade of the tree judging he performance or others or we need to get involved in something that may well fail or may become something transformative.