Choose wisely in those romantic partners. They may have more of an impact on your career success than you think.
According to this study, your SO’s personality can have a huge influence on how successful you’ll be.
While you have to be determined and driven to succeed, your significant other must be just as conscientious about your own success.
The working spouse may come to rely on his or her partner more to handle the day-to-day stuff. Or, it has to be split between driven-to-succeed partners. Also, couples may be more likely to emulate the good work habits of each other, bringing traits like reliability, punctuality and diligence to their own workplace. Think about it, if you are the lazier type, but are with someone who is up early, ready to conquer their dreams, it may inspire you to do the same. And, having someone who keeps your personal life running smoothly can reduce stress and make it easier to maintain a work-life balance. This means minimal fighting and foot massages on demand!
The research also finds that single people with ambitious career goals may seek supportive partners with highly conscientious personalities.
When you have big career dreams, like publishing a book or launching a tech company, being with someone who is supportive and encouraging is one of the most important qualities to have in a partner. Both people need to be patient and understanding while being careful not to take work related stress out on each other.
Being with someone who causes you anxiety and belittles your goals is toxic and should be eliminated because you may just end up resenting that person in the end. Especially if you feel they prevented you from pursuing your dreams.
You don’t always have to choose between your career and your love life, you just have to be wiser in who you choose to love.
–Ashley M. Papa