164: Teamwork and fish

“The Koi that makes it to the top of the Yellow River waterfall is rewarded by being transformed into a Golden Dragon.” – Japanese legend

The “Dragon Gate” legend can teach us about great teams:

  • Hundreds of years: That’s how long the koi in the legend fought the pounding current. Great work can take a while.
  • Demons raised the waterfall: When the koi thought they reached the top, it got taller. Setbacks affect us only as our level of preparation allows.
  • Many started, most fell: Some sooner than others. That’s fine. We get to focus on the peers who‘ll persist with us.

If you’re not yet done, you’re not yet a Golden Dragon. But perhaps you’re a Golden Koi?

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