Do you know who your competition is? Do you have clarity about your strategic partners and collaborators? Do they overlap? Are you better off when your competition is still in the game? Is your competitor’s success, your success? How might your participation improve the game?
The building of the transcontinental railroad was a partnership. Two railroad companies, government, investors, planners, engineers, laborers, immigrants, scouts, moving towns, etc. The list of partners is too long for this list. One could imagine a different result had this enormous project been taken on by a single entity. The final result was better because of collaboration and key partners. When we know we are working towards somebody who is approaching us with a shared purpose our resolve is stronger. Obstacles are easier to overcome when we know that there are others working on the same problem.
Our goal should not be to do more alone, rather do more with partners who believe what we believe.