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coinneach

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The most important rider in a group
« on: April 23, 2017, 07:38:28 AM »
I have been reflecting on this, and would like to share my experiences.
Because it's taken me some time to realise the obvious, which is:

If a group is going to stay together, the most important rider is not the strongest, it's the weakest.

And, lets face it, someone has to weakest; that's just a fact.
But rather than resenting this role, I've learned to embrace it.
It's the weakest who decides how quickly a group get anywhere, and often how cohesive it is.
It's up to the weakest to conserve their energy, not to feel "they have to take turns at the front or they are not contributing"
It's up to them to judge their efforts carefully, when it's worthwhile to hang in close, and when you should just let the wheel go.
They have to be aware of wind direction, and it also helps to know or to find out where the likely stops are going to be.
They have to not be afraid to communicate essentials to the group, not feel that they can't because they're worth least.

Because they are not worth least, they are actually worth most.

This I have learnt.

alan

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Re: The most important rider in a group
« Reply #1 on: April 26, 2017, 09:39:56 PM »
If its a poem its very beautiful  :)

 

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