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Love the work

Love the work.

Not long after I got married, during a visit with my folks, my mother pulled me aside and shared an old-world saying in regards to marriage. Literally translated, it said, “It’s always easier when two people pull the wagon.”

At the time, I considered it a simple, old-world country saying that had no real relevance today. However, over the years it’s become a mantra of sorts for me because it’s really saying that, it’s better when two (or more) people share the load. Duh.

In marriage or relationships it means working together and sharing in both the good and the crap that life throws at you. It makes dealing with the crap easier and the good times that much better. Duh, again.

It also has a place in work too because it’s about teamwork and collaboration as well. Woo-hoo!

A very simple idea to understand but you’ve got to love the hard work required to ‘pull the wagon’ .