People don’t live well in a vacuum. Though we hear that one should only need their own approval, very few people are capable of the strength and sense of direction necessary for real and meaningful change and growth without the love and encouragement of others. Very few successful people have gotten to where they are without others supporting them, encouraging them and believing in them. Everything good in life is better, easier, and more achievable when it exists within a framework of love and shared accomplishment. Although others may claim otherwise, I will readily admit that any successes I accomplish in my life will never be mine alone. They would never be reached without those people who have believed in me, loved me, encouraged me and supported me. We grow best, live best, accomplish more, learn more, get further whenever we do so as a team.