Group projects, picking a college, internships, job search, career, graduate school, side projects, charity, writing, public speaking, working out, and relationships.
These are some of the things I always wanted to do on my own or on my own terms. I never wanted anyone’s help because I thought it was cheating. Doing things on your own will teach you a lot about yourself. The one thing it will definitely teach you is that this idea, of doing everything on your own, is one of the biggest mistakes you can make in you life.
Luckily, a few years ago I finally figured this out for myself. You can do things on your own. You’ll find them rewarding, but doing those same things with others makes both the upside and downside more enjoyable.
If you’re looking for a new job, your network, or the network you never knew you had, will be a key to finding your next role. If you only plan is to send a resume and cover letter than you’ve already lost. Working with your connections will help you find a better job faster.
Working with other people will help make the progress towards you goal easier and more enjoyable. What would you rather do? Bang your head against a locked door or let someone you know open that door.
Successful people don’t go it alone. They know they can achieve far more by working with other people.