If are you out on the street by yourself, you will probably get the feeling that people driving by in cars think you are somewhat weird. On the other hand, if you are walking down the street with someone else, you suddenly don’t have those thoughts. The power of partnering up with others to do almost anything is something that you want to keep in mind.
Exercise With Someone
There is no shortage of ways to make use of this concept. One involves exercise. If you are a person who will feel socially out of place running on some trail, or at a local basketball court, or at an ice skating rink alone, you will be much more comfortable going with someone. It’s worth it to team up with someone. You don’t even have to be prepared. You could go to the beginning of the hiking trail and find someone else who is going up alone and join them. You could also search online to find others who are hiking in the area, or take a friend. It can make a huge difference if you are not up for doing activities alone.
On the other hand, you could go on your own and risk getting bitten by some person’s dog that wasn’t kept on a leash, even though dogs are supposed to be kept on leashes, and all is well and good until the dog bites someone and then they say “oh my dog was a nice dog”, but it is too late because the bite already happened, and any excuses about the dog aren’t as relevant as dealing with the injury. I like to include more entertaining bits like this in articles.
Partner For Your Efforts
Another example is in your efforts. It is great to have an accountabilibuddy who you can put effort in with together. However it is created, it will motivate you to do more than you normally would, and you will both have effort to discuss with each other after it occurs. It is quite easy to find a person for this, but the hard part is setting some real goals beforehand, and then working through them with your partner. Self-discipline of this type pays off more than normal, because you get the results, and also get to watch the results of your partner, and are able to talk about both.
There is much I have read in relation to partnering up in some way. Bud wrote an article about forming a mastermind group with others. The members of a group of that type will help each other bigtime. Then, I found this article about exercising with a partner to keep the motivation to exercise in place. Here is an article I have found from Entrepreneur.com about teaming up for success. It points out that teamwork equals success, and that the person who goes it alone is no longer as viable. That article is from 2007, and is more about building businesses, but it still relates to the concept.
One other article on this topic is by Paul at Diary4Life about Creating a Mastermind team. It contains a lot about the details of how to select a partner or team, based on criteria that are important to you. This is an important aspect to take into account. Picking the first person that you see might work, but any thinking you put in to who you choose will also be rewarded.
There Is Much Opportunity
Somebody is ready to team up with you right now for business, sports, yoga, studying, networking, motivation, goal-setting, going to events, and so on. You probably thought of a person or two you might want to team up with now that you have read this article. That is how good my writing and message is – it leads straight to action. There hasn’t been a time where I teamed up with someone and regretted it afterward. You might be surprised with how the person you want to team up with also wants to team up with you. You might also be rejected and mocked for even trying, leading to a short bit of depression. It isn’t likely, though.
You Won’t Be The Only One
Another thing you get out of partnering up with someone is a sense that you’re not alone in your quest. Although it is good to feel as though you are leading the way through new frontiers, it is also good to get in touch with reality and connect with others who see a similar frontier. I’ve found that there is always someone having a similar thought process to me in some aspect.
Partnering Makes Your Goals More Real
Teaming up with someone for something adds seriousness to it too. Teaming up is saying that you are looking to fulfill your part of the collaboration. If you have nothing to bring to the table, teaming up is not appealing. It motivates you to bring something to the table. If the table were a dinner table, you could bring some bread sticks to it. Since it is most likely not, you must replace those bread sticks with your skill or effort of choice.
Collaboration and teamwork have such positive connotations because the people making use of them are getting leaps and bounds ahead of folks who are trying to stay as single entities. There is a time and place for doing things alone, but there should also be a time and place for the opposite.
Random Example Story
How can I add more value here? I could create a story. Here is an example I am creating on the spot for you to relate to your own efforts:
There is a person named John, who is interested in learning C++ programming through tutorials. He knows that he has tried it before, and did not go past tutorial 5 of a 31-day set. This time, he finds someone else who is learning C++, like through the FreeNode C++ IRC Channel, and sets up a plan with them to go through the tutorial together. He finds that their levels are somewhat different, so he resolves to do the first 4 sets of the tutorial on his own, followed by teaming up with the partner for the other 27 days. John has put in effort and acquired an accountabilibuddy.
If this article has made you think you want to partner up with me in some aspect(as most do), let me know through the contact page. Other than that, feel free to leave a comment in relation to this topic. Let me know if you thought of someone to team up with in some respect also, although you don’t have to mention who they are.