Working in groups.

I know, I know.. it’s tough. You have a great idea, you’ve thought over it for a while and you think it’s the best thing since sliced bread. You know you can go solo and make it work and you just want everyone else to shut and follow or watch you work. I can relate to that. I’m wrong. You’re wrong.

The best ideas only become better through discussion and debate. If you think your idea is worth pursuing, make others believe in it. One of the largest difference between humans and  other animals is our ability to communicate complicated thoughts using language -well, that and opposable thumbs. Don’t give in to the lizard brain and throw away your gift. Just talk to people, listen to them and try to understand. If you feel frustrated or you lose your temper, just take a break. But, come back to the discussion and this time tell the other person what pissed you off; and you’ll do just fine.

And remember, if you can’t convince everyone else, you can always pursue the idea on your own. But make the best use of the time you have with your teammates. Work on something you can’t accomplish by yourself. Even if you work on something uninteresting.. at least you learn to collaborate.

Happy making!

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