“It’s like peanut butter and chocolate. Each is great, but they are better together.”
A few things to start with right from the jump:
When I reflect on the highlights of my life and my major accomplishments, it is obvious that these things were not accomplished alone. There is so much power in creating partnerships. Often when I take challenges on my own I let things like fear, emotions, and circumstances take over. The negative feelings and events often cause me to burn out quickly, give up, or feel awful. Partnerships hold you accountable. Partnerships bring voices of reason when you are caught up in circumstances. Partnerships push you past fear to reach your goals. I love the quote, “If you want to run fast, run alone. If you want to run far, run together.” I have found this to be true in all aspects of my personal and professional life.
On a lighter note, think about your favorite foods without their partnerships: bacon without eggs, fries without a burger, cereal without milk, the donut without coffee, and the list goes on and on and on. Life without partnerships is a lot less fulfilling.
My encouragement to you this week is to create a partnership. It could be as simple as reaching out to a friend to be workout partners twice a week to hold each other accountable or as big as starting a business that you have always dreamed about with someone who has your same aspirations. Maybe you’re not ready for a partnership this week and that’s fine too. Since this whole blog revolved around food partnerships, go make yourself a PB & J and reflect on how awesome it tastes.