Unit 7 Paper and Powerpoint



Works Together

Camry S. Griffith

Belhaven University

MSA 670

July 10,2021

Dr. Woods

Works Together

Teamwork and success are intertwined. They both go hand in hand with each other. One does not balance without the other not only in sports but in personal life and in business. It is so important to truly understand the depth of both topics. In order to understand how a teamwork allows success to come and success allows teamwork to come, one has to experience it for themselves. The great thing about both of these elements in the sports world, they can be taught to anybody as long as a person is willing to sacrifice, listen, and learn how to communicate effectively. Those are the elements that allow teamwork and success to come. Other things like hard work and effort play apart in allowing teamwork and success to rise and benefit not only one person but the entire team.

Teamwork is a very important aspect not only for a sports team but also in a sports business. Many types of work like news articles and photographs and news casting could not happen if everyone within the building did not do their part to ensure that the team succeeds in making the best news story or the best article. All of these different people with expertise in different positions has to come together, that is truly how teamwork works. Practicing, improving, encouraging teammates, and pushing them to their limits, for instance, are all educational experiences facilitated by membership in a team (Torres, 2015). It is a beautiful thing to understand that people lean on each other to do better not only in one aspect of life but in many. Sometimes teamwork can be stressful and exhausting but as a team when the finished product is ready it is truly all that one could ask for.

Teamwork is very honorable. In, 1 Peter 4:8-10 proclaims, “Above all, keep loving one another earnestly, since love covers a multitude of sins. Show hospitality to one another without grumbling.  As each has received a gift, use it to serve one another, as good stewards of God’s varied grace.” Being on a team will not always mean that everyone gets what everyone wants, there will be sacrifices alone the way, but it is important that each team member understand that they hold a gift from the Lord. It is important that each of them use their gifts to the best of their abilities because God did not bless them by chance. It is a part of their destiny and purpose for being on the Earth.

Success is the Holy Grail to all of things in sports. Success is the top of the totem pole for many people. Today, the research concerning factors that determine sporting success is more diverse and also considers other factors than geographical determinants on the macro-level (Wunderlich, Follert, & Daumann 2021). Success is not all about winning, that could be hard to believe in the sports world but there are many factors of success without a win being attached to it. Learn a valuable life lesson is a success journey. Everyone thinks that success is only measured by the scoreboard. For many people that maybe true, but the true success from sports is that people take what they have learned and apply it to the real world.

Although not many people speak on this topic, but failure truly leads to success. Without failures, people would not understand how it feels to win or gain something that they have always wanted to accomplish. Failure guides people into the success soon because they can see what works and what does not work. It is always great to look back on the lessons that the failures have thought a person. Without trying and failing that person would have never known if their idea was possible or not.

In 1 Kings 2:3 states, “and observe what the Lord your God requires: Walk in obedience to him, and keep his decrees and commands, his laws and regulations, as written in the Law of Moses. Do this so that you may prosper in all you do and wherever you go.” This allows the audience to understand that success does not come from only serving ourselves and our own agendas. It comes from being a servant to others and understanding the importance it is to share the gift that one has been blessed with.

In conclusion, both success and teamwork are important for a number of reasons. But with both of those topics become responsibilities also. Those responsibility will make someone into the person that never even dreamed of becoming. It is truly incredible to be able to not only to understand the gift from God, but also share it with others. That is true success. That is true sacrifice. That is true leadership and success.


Torres, C. R. (2015). The Role of Teamwork in Organized Youth Sport. Journal of the Philosophy of Sport, 42(1), 63–69. https://doi-org.belhaven.idm.oclc.org/10.1080/00948705.2014.961160

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Wunderlich, A. C., Follert, F., & Daumann, F. (2021). Specialization in sports: A theoretical approach. PLoS ONE, 16(5), 1–13. https://doi-org.belhaven.idm.oclc.org/10.1371/journal.pone.0250722