Do You Believe In Cooperation Or Competition?

TeamworkCooperation or Competition?

Which feels better?  Cooperating with someone or being in competition with them?  Pretty simple answer right?  If cooperation feels so much better than competition, why do we compete? 🙄

Social Conditioning

We were taught to compete in school.  We were graded on the “curve”, therefore if Johnny got an “A”, he was competing with us because the teacher could only give out a certain number of “A’s”.  Then as we enter the business world, we compete with others for jobs, promotions, pay raises, etc.  The implication is that we are always alone and there will always be a winner and a loser.  Why?  🙄

Cooperation and Teamwork

If cooperation and working together feels better, why is it necessary to have a winner and a loser?  Why can’t there be two winners?  I remember pondering on this while I was working in the corporate world, as I realized I loved helping people get promoted.  It was so much fun assisting them in anyway I could, and then they got the position!   😀

When I entered into the home based business industry, I knew I was “home”, because everyone cooperated and everyone worked as a team!  It felt like my “ohana” (family in Hawaiian) and it felt good!  😛  Everyone is taught to develop their strengths and cooperate with the team.  Together Everyone Achieves More (TEAM)!

Social Media and Cooperation

Social Media and Networking is all about cooperation.  People truly helping other people, irregardless of what company, what position, etc.  It’s truly about “giving” and contributing your strengths and passions towards a common “cooperation” philosophy.  We loved our new “social media” family and how they taught us to “give unconditionally” as they gave to us the same way.  It was truly “life changing”!  😯

Here’s a video expressing my feelings:

We Are All One

Have you heard of this philosophy?  We are all ONE.  Albert Einstein said “A human being is part of the whole called by us universe, a part limited in time and space. We experience ourselves, our thoughts and feelings as something separate from the rest. A kind of optical delusion of consciousness.”  If we believe Albert Einstein, then we believe we are all inter-connected and part of a whole.  If this is true, then innately, we are meant to cooperate because we are all one and we affect each other.  And again, doesn’t it just feel better to help another person or a lot of people?   😆

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7 Comments For This Post

  1. Melissa McCloud Says:

    i’ve heard people talk about other distributors in the same business as “competitors” but never agreed with that label. our company and our industry grows and thrives when we work together. there will never be a shortage of people interested in changing their pocketbook. it is a scarcity mentality to think in terms of competition. ABUNDANCE comes from cooperation! i have a new affirmation that’s so appropriate: i am open to giving and receiving many abundant blessings NOW!!!” thanks kellie 🙂
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  2. Bill Gelwick Says:

    I’m a firm believer that a rising tide raises all ships. That’s why I help people in all sort of businesses and companies. Thanks for this post. It’s all about the people.
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  3. Ryan Biddulph Says:

    Hi Kellie,

    Cooperation all the way.

    Our ignorance is the competition. We don’t go against anything until we create the idea we go against something. Competitive minds battle an imagined enemy.

    We are one. The universe can’t go against itself. Focus on working with One-ness instead of against it.

    Reside on a creative plane of thought and the competition disappears. You create, and stop competing. You cooperate, and stop fighting. You worry less about what the other guy is doing for what they do has no effect on your level of success.

    The idea of going against blocks your good. Be for. Cooperate. Forget the illusion of separateness. Remember, we’re all in this together.

    Thanks Kellie!

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  4. David Merrill Says:

    Excellent lesson, here, Kellie.

    The better we make our “competitors”, the better we make ourselves. We always get further by helping (even helping our perceived competition) than by hindering and denigrating.

    Thanks for the wise words.
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  5. Steve Nicholas Says:

    Great post, Kellie! I honestly think that the cooperation vs. competition model can be fluid. I think that sometimes each is valuable to getting everyone to their best. I know that, having run for public office (WV House of Delegates) before, that this is an area of competition. After all, there were three people who filed for the same seat the year that I ran, but only one of us could win. (I was unopposed in the primary and I lost in the general election.) Also, there were 100 seats in the WV House of Delegates, so whichever party got to 51 seats or more got to set the agenda.

    That being said, even if something is inherently competitive, that doesn’t mean that there aren’t times that things would work better if people cooperate. Sometimes, we can learn from our competitors, and everyone can get better, which ultimately helps the customer get the best product. In the 1970’s, when Marshall University’s football program experienced a devastating loss due to a plane crash that killed all of the players, the coaches, and other residents of the town, the WVU football coach helped them develop a system that would help them through the rough times. 20 years later, Marshall won the Division I-AA championship. Make no mistake, no WVU fan ever wants to see our team’s perfect record against Marshall in football end, but it was the right thing to do to help them out, and everyone benefited.
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  6. Nykole Says:

    love this. and i tweeted your post and following you on twitter
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  7. Haley Says:

    I believe in cooperation and competiton because they’re two sides of life.
    Sometimes we need to cooperate with our collegues,our teamwork.We compete with other competitors on the same feid so that we can promote our business
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