I’ve played on teams that were highly talented athletically, but never accomplished much. The reason was we never got along. Or, we didn’t respect each other or we never became friends. We were essentially an organization of selective participants. Individuals concerned about their own thing. It was all about “what’s in it for me” kind of attitude. If it benefits me, I’ll work hard and go after it. If it doesn’t benefit me, I’ll make excuses and criticize quickly. Ultimately, selective participants become cancers and kill the team. The remedy? Building deep personal relationships and getting to know people beyond the surface is the answer. Deeply caring about others is the best way to support them and keep them motivated and moving forward together.