“No road is long with good company.”

“No road is long with good company.”

– Turkish Proverb

530Image from Flickr by Brisbane City Council.

Yesterday morning at my fitness center, I moved from an elliptical machine to a specialized rowing machine called a Concept 2. This particular machine gives you a serious whole body workout if you give it your best.

Fortunately for me, there are only two machines, right next to each other, and my friend Mike just started using the other. As you might guess, the time spent on this rowing journey didn’t feel nearly as long with his good company.


Who are the people in your professional and personal life that make life’s long and challenging journeys seem shorter and more worthwhile?

Who, on the other hand, are those individuals who make those journey feel even longer?

How can you foster and attract more of those people in the first group and diminish or remove those entirely in the second group?