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On team mindset

Achraf Ait Sidi Hammou

I used to play football at a club. For the two years I was a member I never missed a game. There were always good reasons to, but if I did, the whole team had to forfeit so it wasn’t conceivable. Even an injury wouldn’t be a good enough reason.

But over the years, I lost that mindset over personal growth. I said no to my teams — family, friends, whoever the new team was — to prioritize my personal goals.

Today, I’m seeing the limit of this mindset. To accomplish anything of substance, you need to be part of a team. And for the team to function at its best, you need a team mindset. You need to be selfless and put others before yourself.