Aha! Moment Monday
Do you hold a membership in a club or organization?
Maybe you are part of a business networking group, an association related to your profession, a sports organization, a group of enthusiasts in a similar hobby, a spiritual collective, a political party or even a book club. Do you have a membership card, T-shirt, bag or car decal to show where you belong? I know everyone in my region who holds a gym membership has sure missed being able to exercise it (pun intended ☺). My friend, Steve, said today that he is part of the “grumpy old men’s club”. I think that is likely a virtual group and members are self-identified as fitting in. So, where do you belong?
We love taking up membership with like minds and we do it for more than just fun.
According to the Mayo Clinic, we seek membership because “The sense of belonging is fundamental to the way humankind organizes itself.” AND “The social ties that accompany a sense of belonging are a protective factor helping manage stress.”
Memberships serve many purposes – collaboration, learning, support, sharing, discounts, leverage, advancement – the list is endless in terms of personal benefits AND they all contribute to our self-esteem in being part of a bigger picture.
Aha! ~ “The strength of the team is each individual member. The strength of each member is the team.” ~ Phil Jackson
Life is a group sport. Teams, organizations and clubs allow you to meet new people, consider new ideas, perspectives or ways of doing things and build yourself through others. Conversely, other club members are building themselves through you.
Some feel it’s enough to dip their toe in the membership pool and have their name on the roster or the sign in the window, but limited engagement means limited rewards. Getting involved, contributing to the vision, the voice, the expansion, and what you co-create, breeds unlimited potential both for you and your compadres.
“Coming together is a beginning. Staying together is progress. Working together is success.” ~ Henry Ford.
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Aha! Moment Trailblazers, join the conversation here tomorrow at noon eastern as we expand on how to belong in a big way!
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