It's easy to play for a winning team. Things are going great. It seems like no matter what you do, you win and you always go to Dairy Queen after the game.
The tough thing is when you're not winning. When you go out there and get beat up. That's when being a team is really important, and when you find out if you really are a team. Typically what happens is that everybody starts fighting and complaining. You suddenly realize how annoying someone is, or you see how someone is holding you back. Or you break up the team all together.
That's why you have to live in community. You can't go out constantly and get beat up without someone having your back. Miserable experiences become endurable experiences when you experience them together. JM