Not everything is a team sport

Sometimes the only way to develop
Enough of a backbone
To make meaningful assertions
Is to do the work that only you can do,
Ship it
And then repeat.
There’s camaraderie
When working with others
And ‘another set of eyes’
Can often be useful,
But there is also safety in numbers;
Safety from ultimate responsibility
Safety from being on the hook
Safety from the skinned knees
That come from tumbling in the grass
Solo
With a hard problem.
Sometimes its not a bigger, better team
That you need
But a bit more patience, practice
And trust in yourself.

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