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A well-known proverb states two are better than one because they have a good reward for their labor.  I’ve found this is oftentimes true, especially when I need to bounce an idea or a challenge off someone else.  Particularly when it’s hard to be objective about a situation we’re involved in personally.  Perhaps it’s an email you’re preparing to send to a client covering increased ad rates.  Or maybe it’s something as simple as a choice about which pair of jeans is more flattering than the other.  You may be considering a career move or another life-changing decision.  Even something as straightforward as posting a daily blog may require a second set of eyes to catch grammatical or punctuation errors (thanks, Big Sister!).  Personally, I don’t think we’re meant to figure it all out on our own, and that’s why we’ve chosen people in our lives who we trust with our hearts — including those we don’t pick but who we can still count on, like family.  And even though we’re ultimately responsible for our own choices, hopefully the feedback we receive will give us a bit more confidence in the long run.

Do you prefer to go it alone or to seek counsel when in a pinch?