Sacrifice: Another word for Teamwork

individuals sacrifice so that teams win championshipsFootball playoff season is here.  I love the playoffs.  Only the best teams remain; the ones that made the sacrifice to earn their place in football history by making the playoffs.  Teams that made it this far are already a success in my book.  These players sacrificed their time, energy, focus, knowledge and skill so the team could reach this pinnacle of their sport. 

Every player chose to give of themselves to reach this goal.  They focused understanding their role on the team and executed that flawlessly.

Women’s soccer great Mia Hamm defined teamwork like this, “I am a member of a team, and I rely on the team, I defer to it and sacrifice for it, because the team, not the individual, is the ultimate champion.”

All teams, whether in sports or business, rely on teamwork to succeed.  And teamwork only works when the members of the team are willing to sacrifice for each other’s succees, and for the success of the team.

“People who work together will win, whether it be against complex football defenses, or the problem of modern society.” – Vince Lombardi