Your perspective and success in life depend on the people you surround yourself with.
But science took it further, researches proves that that your success also depend on who you marry and spend life with.
A recent study was published at Carngie Mellon University shows that your partner can affect in your decision making, and that help with your success of failure.
Based on this study, people with supported partners are “more likely to give themselves the chance to succeed.”
People with supportive partners tend to take up more challenging tasks
They came up and proved this after studying 163 married couples. They made each partner to solve a simple puzzle or to compete for a prize, while that researches watch each couple’s interactions with each other.
They found out that the people with the supportive partner went to compete for the prize, and the people with the deterring one went with the simple puzzle.
But not just this, the researchers continued and followed up on those couples 6 months later, they discovered that the people who took the more challenging exercise have a healthier relationship, mental well-being and happier.
As reported by Brooke Feeney, lead author of the study and professor of psychology in CMU’s Dietrich College of Humanities and Social Sciences,
“We found support for the idea that the choices people make at these specific decision points—such as pursuing a work opportunity or seeking out new friends—matter a lot for their long-term well-being.
“Significant others can help you thrive through embracing life opportunities. Or they can hinder your ability to thrive by making it less likely that you’ll pursue opportunities for growth.”
Famous power couples also agree
The best example for that is is the most famous power couples in our world today. Barack and Michelle Obama, Mark Zuckerberg and Pricilla Chan, Jay-Z, and Beyonce.
They all come from different background and industries, and they all admit one thing ‘they wouldn’t be as successful as they are now without their significant others’.
At an interview with Oprah Winfrey in 2011, after that US president Barack Obama confirmed also, that he couldn’t have done anything without her, and she keeps him sane, balanced, and help him to deal with the pressure and he also count on her in so many ways everyday.
Mark Zuckerberg said in his 2017 Harvard commencement speech, that Priscilla is the most important thing that he built here, and she is the most important person in his life.
And as Beyoncé said Jay-Z helps and supports her on “so many levels.”
“I would not be the woman I am if I did not go home to that man. It just gives me such a foundation.”
There’s many success definition, and each human has his own definition, and there’s many of you who don’t want to get married, but you can’t deny the good feeling of having a supportive partner, someone who believe in you, encourage you and pushes you to take risks.
As some says, success feel less hen there’s no one to share it with, it doesn’t mean that you need it, it’s just a bonus. And maybe this is something you need to look in your future partner.
And keep in mind you don’t flick a switch and be what you want overnight, the most successful and happy people took courses, build themselves and some had mentors.