Behind every successful person is a good spouse!

We’ve often heard this saying: “Behind every successful man is a good woman.” The expression also holds true for successful women.

In fact, people with supportive spouses are “more likely to give themselves the chance to succeed,” according to a study published by Carnegie Mellon University.

Researchers studied 163 married couples and discovered that people with supportive spouses were more likely to take on potentially rewarding challenges.

Any one we respect feels this way?

Take, former president Barack Obama. He attributes his political success to his wife.

“Obviously I couldn’t have done anything that I’ve done without Michelle,” Obama tells Oprah Winfrey in 2011. “You were asking earlier what keeps me sane, what keeps me balanced, what allows me to deal with the pressure. It is this young lady right here… Not only has she been a great first lady, she is just my rock. I count on her in so many ways every single day.”

Or take Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg. He has publicly acknowledged the vital role his wife Priscilla Chan plays in his life – in a 2017 Harvard commencement speech. The tech guru says Chan inspired him to volunteer his time and take on social work.

“Priscilla’s the most important person in my life so you can say, it’s the most important thing I built in my time here,” he says in the speech.

What about me – do I agree? Of course, I do! What about you? Do share your perspective.

This post is based on an article,’Why the secret to your success is who you marry’. You may read this article here.

 

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