Collaboration has become so important to me. It is without a doubt very difficult. What I specifically mean is in regards to creating and solving a problem. I believe it is something that is so critical for success in our day and time. This is being highlighted by most recently when I have begun to see images (television and social media) that are myopic in viewpoint. I just have gotten to a point where it becomes tiresome to try and do anything alone. Maybe my interpretation of collaboration is too broad.
It sometimes begins at encouragement. It can just be love. Showing love for another's aspiration(s) has encouraged me to continue down a personal path. The path is the thing in life, not just the goal. The path gives us opportunity to interact with so many souls. Invite them in. Don't drive by collaboration. I have felt fear of bringing them into my life. Will they attempt to commandeer my passion? Will I have empathy for their journey in such a way that my way is lost? Whatever the trepidation, it doesn't matter. Our paths have been enriched by collaboration whatever the outcome.