The Wright Brothers, Lewis and Clark, Steve Jobs and Steve Wozniak, Leonard and Sheldon, Kirk and Spock, Miguel and Tuleo, Megaman and Dr. Light, the list of people who’ve done powerful things together is great. In fact, even when you look at the individuals who seem to stand alone, you often find that’s not quite the case at all.
For right next to them were one, two, four, or an entire team of people they were connected with making things happen right beside them.
For could Gandhi have done what he did without any support from everyone around him? How about Martin Luther King Jr? Could Da’Vinci have painted the Mona Lisa without Mona herself? Would Thorin OakenShield be able to even get as far as the Trolls in “The Hobbit” if he didn’t have his Company alongside him?
There is power in connection, power in Friendship. It’s something i’ve been saying for a while now, but every day I feel as though I understand it better, and more and more realizations come to me about what it means, and how it works.
Mayhap’s this is obvious to most people, when people are working together on things, things can happen and get done. There’s “motion in the ocean”, so to speak.
When the burden of doing EVERYTHING is on one person, it becomes overwhelming, and there is stagnation. The individual will need to seek help, or give up on what they were trying to accomplish.
I’ve seen people often argue this, recently and particularly, on the Spirit Science forums. A lot of people fight to the death to maintain their position that “all you have is yourself, and you’re stuck with it.” I put a lot of thought and consideration into this, if so many people are arguing something, surely there must be some validity there.
Upon looking at it deeper, it seems to me that the feeling that “You can share what you create with others, and they can create with you” somehow ends up being interpreted as “What you can create on your own isn’t valuable”, which ends up meaning “You are not valuable”, and down the rabbit hole of self-worth emotions we go!
But before we fall down that rabbit hole, lets stop for a second…
Who ever said that you can’t do things on your own?
I think people often feel that if you do things together, that means it’s not YOUR thing, and if its not YOUR thing, then you can’t take credit for it. If you can’t take credit, then what’s the point of doing it?
I think a better question is “What does it mean to create on your own?”
And if we ask that question, surely we must then ask “Is it even possible to create on your own?”
I can say that i created spirit science all by myself. I wouldn’t be wrong, but I also wouldn’t be accurate.
Yes, I recorded and edited the audio, I drew the drawings of Patchman, edited it, and posted it on Youtube.
But it was you who shared it. It was Drunvalo Melchizidek who provided some powerful and insightful ideas and lessons that served as a script for my videos. It was Google’s Image Search that provided pictures from around the world for me to use in this video. It was the music from the Audio Portal on Newgrounds that provided the background music!
It was Tom Fulp that promoted the series on Newgrounds which gave the series a HUGE boost. It was the wonderful programmers at Adobe & Macromedia that built the program that I used to make the video in. It was my family that gave me support, a home, and food to eat growing up and while i made the series.
So you see, how on earth can I say that i made it all by myself? Sure, i compiled the sandwich and put the ingredients together, but i did not bake the bread, i did not grow the tomatoes, avocados, or the chives! It was a collective creation, i just put the pieces together.
All it takes to really see this, is the ability to see or recognize the infinite connections of everything and everyone around us. When you think something is ALL 1 person, or ALL you, just take a step back and ask yourself… is it really?
When we understand that, and realize that all of the power is in the connections we make with others, it no longer becomes about “MY” spiritual growth, but “OUR” spiritual growth, “OUR” freedom. We share love and respect with each other, and our ability to create magnifies and multiplies infinitely so.
Looking at this in the smallest level, when two people come together with love and inspiration, and a focused intention, it can create infinite possibilities. An example of this is Steve Jobs and Steve Wozniak, who founded Apple Computer and created an entire new way of living for all of us on the planet. We wouldn’t even be reading this blog if it wasn’t for those two.
In this way, One plus One doesn’t have to equal two. One plus One can equal 33, 400, or even Infinity.
In the exact same way, Panic to Freedom was created by two people who came together with a powerful love and respect for each other. We wanted to create something that could help a lot of people, and something we didn’t see anywhere else in the world.
We created Panic to Freedom, and we had a blast while doing it.
So, what’s the great secret of Success?
Doing things together, with people you love. Don’t carry it all, you don’t have to.
As the Beatles put so nicely… “I get by with a little help from my friends.”
All of my Love,
16 thoughts on “The Great Secret of Success”
The greatest secret ever told, the secret of success.
“We become what we think about” – Earl Nightingale.
Please get his name right. It is : Gandhi.
I took a business course recently and we “mapped” our assets in various areas with one being social assets. It was my biggest deficiency sadly enough. I at the time scoffed and thought about all the people out there who seem to collect friends. Surely I did not need other people for me to be successful. I have since been trying to take it more seriously and build my social assets. Not so easy for the introvert that I am. I really appreciate the way you spin the idea and that it does not mean you aren’t good enough if you seek help. In future I will try to be more open to asking for and accepting support from other people. Thanks Jordan!
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So beautiful :-))
The world is changing and this is the way people will work from now on, more and more…
Love being part of it :-))))
It’s rather ironic; I’m currently in the middle of a book called Quiet by Susan Cain that talks about introverts in a world with what is sometimes called the Extrovert Ideal or the Culture of Personality. I just finished the section that talks about how people normally come up with more ideas on their own than they do when brainstorming together, but both the book and you make the point that working together on an already established idea goes together so much better.
Peace Jordan. Perfect timing on this post. I am teaching a course on Hip-Hop course where I have realized the power of this great secret of success. Even when or where I may disagree with others on methodology, i find that in working together in diverse groups, or even in closely knit self selected groups, achievement levels are much greater than when I try to do any and everything alone. For the Rasta bredren and sistren, the term I&I replaces You and I. This relates to the unified field conception of conciousness, one god, and promotes Love and Understanding in relationships. Together the Fist is more powerful than the finger. Metafores abound, but once again, thank you for this post today. Grace and Peace.
Every single one of your examples of “people who have done great things” are men. You couldn’t think of a single female—real or fictional— in the history of humanity worth mentioning?
Please don’t get a bee in your bonnet. It’s not like it was a deliberate attempt to make women and men separate in their abilities cus non of us believe that otherwise we wouldn’t be here. They are mere examples. Chill :)
Hi Matty, I was just pointing out the imbalance. We still live in a world dominated and defined by male power. When it balances out, I will chill. Until then, I will try to help and highlight the imbalance. Thank you, Karen
You are absolutely right! That wasn’t my intention at all. I’m really busy today, so why don’t you (or anyone out there) list some powerful female or male/female couples that did big things, and i’ll edit them into the post!
Sounds great! Susan B. Anthony and the Elizabeth Cady Stanton would be a good start. Winnie and Nelson Mandela, Marie and Pierre Curie, Mother Theresa and Princess Diana, Cleopatra and Marc Anthony, The Bronte sisters, Yoko Ono and John Lennon, Patti Smith and Robert Mapplethorpe, Frida Kahlo and Diego Rivera, Susan Sontag and Annie Liebowitz, Marina Abramovic and Ulay…
Thanks for all your great work Jordan.
love and blessings, xx
This article is so on point that i feel like it was written for my sake.So if i may say,anything i create,we create together because i may not be able to create it without the inspiration i get from this article.Thank you very much for sharing brother.
What is panic to freedom? I Love spirit science!! You have made me really question certain things, and gave me many ah ha moments so thank you very much.
Your words carry such wisdom and it is a blessing to have you share God conscience or Universal conscience with everyone