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6 Ways That A Great Relationship Can Help You Be Successful In Life & In Business

Joel Brown (Founder of Addicted2Success.com)

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Very often, we’re led to believe that being single is the best way to be successful at what we do. However, that logic goes straight out the window when you actually contemplate the number of positive influences that a relationship can have on a person’s career and work life. The right partner or a spouse can really help bring in a number of amazing influences over one’s life that will contribute toward their careers in more ways than one.

Here’s a list of reasons that explain how a great relationship can drastically boost your chances of success!

 

A partner makes a great alternative moral compass

Believe it or not, however perfect a compass is, it needs to be periodically adjusted for error. So when your moral compass goes haywire as it sometimes does for everyone, your partner takes up the slack on your behalf. He or She guides you through times when you’re not so sure of yourself. In a cutthroat world, a loving partner always reminds us of what we stand for. That way you’ll never lose yourself trying to be successful.

 

A partner represents everything you worked hard for

Let’s face it. We all need a reason to be successful. What better reason can anyone have than an amazing partner who makes coming home to at the end of each day, a blessing. Humans are hardwired to do three things very well. To provide, to defend and to excel at what they do however insignificant it might be. While being successful is more related to the latter, the first two provide strong motivation for success.

 

A loving spouse reminds you of why you love your job

We all hate our jobs at some point of time. The best way to be successful at what we do is by hanging in there and never give up. Often, our real life relationships are fairly reflective of the dedication we show towards our careers. People who are firmly rooted in a relationship tend to better understand the demands of dedication and don’t let temporary setbacks discourage them.

 

A spouse is the most unbiased advisor you can ever get

We make mistakes at work and we make mistakes at home. In each instance, our partners remind us exactly where we went wrong and how we can do it right. They may not always be correct, but they speak from their heart. That’s something you can only rarely find among peers these days. A partner’s perspective on your work related issues are often fresh and not colored with prejudice. That’s a valuable tool in the hands of people trying to be successful.

 

Everyone needs someone that makes it all worthwhile

To be successful means nothing if you don’t have something or in this case, someone, to come home to. In the end, personal relationships matter to us more than anything else. Success is truly meaningless if you don’t have someone you can share it with. A loving partner offers a reason, motivation and the drive for you to be successful. It can really get very lonely at the top, so if you intend to reach there, find someone you can take with you. You’ll find out that it’s the best decision you ever made in your life

 

A Fan For Life

Having a loving and supportive partner also means that no matter how successful you are and through your ups and downs, good and tough times, your partner will always be your biggest fan.

Having someone who supports what you do and who you are no matter what is so important and contributes to ones self-confidence and is encouraging – even when you think you don’t need it, the extra boost always helps!

 

With all of the above said, Congratulations if you are in a loving and supportive relationship with someone who brings out the best in you!

True love and companionship is not easy to find but I believe there is someone out there for everyone.

If you are in a relationship and feel like you are being held back or not being supported and cannot be your true self around them, I am sorry to say that a relationship should not be like that.

“Fighting is normal” “Every relationship goes through a bad patch” “It will get better” All of the myths mentioned above are just that – Myths!

Relationships are meant to be easy and when you meet the right person, they will complement your personality and you will feel like anything is possible which brings us to the point of this article.

 

Article By: Joel Brown | Addicted2Success

I am the the Founder of Addicted2Success.com and I am so grateful you're here to be part of this awesome community. I love connecting with people who have a passion for Entrepreneurship, Self Development & Achieving Success. I started this website with the intention of educating and inspiring likeminded people to always strive for success no matter what their circumstances.I'm proud to say through my podcast and through this website we have impacted over 200 million lives in the last 10 years.

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19 Comments

19 Comments

  1. Matt

    Feb 3, 2016 at 2:02 pm

    Wonderful article. Wish I’d read this years ago.

  2. Mike

    Feb 12, 2015 at 9:46 pm

    Having someone in your life who will give it to you straight with only love in their heart is a very precious gift.

  3. Sija

    Mar 25, 2014 at 8:58 am

    Great article, Joel! Thanks for sharing. The drive to succeed is much greater when you have someone that you’re doing it for and love dearly.

  4. Max

    Jul 7, 2013 at 4:55 pm

    Thia is true indeed, I really believe if all entrepreneurs knew this and see their business grow and become successful.

  5. Wyman Kaluba (@WymanKaluba)

    Jun 18, 2013 at 7:43 pm

    Great advice thanks. I love the closing 2 sentences, they offer hope

  6. meddy

    Mar 3, 2013 at 3:46 pm

    good advice,am following

  7. meddy

    Mar 3, 2013 at 3:44 pm

    Good advice, am now following it

  8. Williesha

    Oct 28, 2012 at 10:10 pm

    Fabulous read! As a newlywed I’m going to use this as a jump off point for my next blog. 😉

  9. Rifi

    Aug 11, 2012 at 12:42 am

    I was married for 24 years and now divorced , we have achieved so much in life together which we won’t as single and I agree with you 100% and I believe being in a relationship with the right person is not as important as being in good relationship is , there is no wrong person, it’s the time and situations that keep changing and two people who were good for each other may not be good at all but , connected with a commitment and compromised with situations play leading role in a relationship, but it works only until we hit 40 after that it has to be perfect or it’s out , because tolerance have age too, more it’s tested younger it gets, and after 50 there is no if and buts in a relationship it’s just being used to each other,, love yes if one knows how to keep it fresh time will pass in no time and two people will be together til death do us apart,, there is no right or wrong person..

  10. Moira Monney

    Aug 7, 2012 at 4:22 pm

    Great article! I do disagree with your last point though. I don’t think it is just about “meeting the right person” and I don’t believe that “relationships are meant to be easy”. If they are, it probably means you’re not growing and even when you’re with the right person (i.e. you’re being supported etc.), things can sometimes be difficult, because you’re two different people who won’t agree on everything, have a different past, culture (maybe), etc. Obviously, it shouldn’t be hard all the time, but I do think the harder times are a sign of change and growth – something to embrace and come out stronger on the other side.

  11. Tosin Odedele

    Jul 17, 2012 at 2:39 pm

    This is a big boost and motivation to go ahead and take the bold step of marriage even as one grows his business ideas.This is a great piece

  12. Rick Silver

    Jul 10, 2012 at 10:23 am

    This is great stuff, I especially like : “To be successful means nothing if you don’t have something or in this case, someone, to come home to”.

    All the work and effort is much easier to endure, when the result is her happiness, freedom and security.

  13. Croft Castrell

    Jul 10, 2012 at 5:48 am

    Couldn’t agree with anything else so whole-heartedly as my agreement with this article.

  14. Daniel Yes

    Jun 24, 2012 at 1:20 am

    That is very true , great post ! Whenever you feel depressive or emotional , they are the one who be there for you and say you are the best and everything will not be the same as today…

  15. Jay Caniel

    Jun 21, 2012 at 2:11 pm

    very very good post!

  16. Amina Ibrahim

    Jun 20, 2012 at 10:39 am

    I am impressed by this article. I was made to believe that being in a relationship really holds a person back. But thank God! I found it to be otherwise in my current relationship.

    • Trent

      Jun 23, 2012 at 1:18 pm

      Really Amina?

      My partner is what drives my will to succeed. Her constant support and mutual want for happiness is what keeps me on track. When I come up with a new idea; she is honest and tells me what she thinks – sometimes not what I want to hear; but it’s honest.

  17. Dan Coggins

    Jun 19, 2012 at 11:21 pm

    Nice post. I found your idea of “a friend for life” especially touching. Thanks.

  18. jesslyn

    Jun 19, 2012 at 9:43 am

    Great post. I absolutely agree that a spouse can give you the most unbiased views about your business and careers. Though they are not always the best person to listen to but they can definitely help you in one way or another.

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