Trying to accomplish anything of significance by yourself is a near impossibility. Having a partner has many benefits – it holds you accountable to someone else for your actions, provides you support when you need it, and helps to provide you with different perspective and insights to make your decision making stronger.
I’ve tried executing on a few ideas with myself as the sole creator or decision maker and most ended quickly and with little success. Whenever I’ve enlisted someone else (or been enlisted by another) to make a project work, it’s chance of completion rose dramatically. Two people working closely together can accomplish what three would do individually. Why? Accountability and encouragement. We all have days when we don’t want to get out of bed, or some distraction pulls us in. Having a partner gives you a reason to stay focused and helps encourage you when you need it most, turning a potentially unproductive day into one where work gets done.
Beyond just productivity, having a good partner in life is one of the most rewarding experiences. They can bring you up when you are down, stretch out a 30 second funny moment for years and still keep it funny, and be the support you need to remain healthy, happy, and productive. Today, I celebrate 5 wonderful years with my beautiful wife and I am so lucky to have her.