Synergy: “The interaction or cooperation of two or more organizations, substances, or other agents to produce a combined effect greater than the sum of their separate effects”
Oxford English Dictionary
Synergy is everywhere in Nature. For example, a bee gets its food from a flower’s nectar and the nectar is fertilized by pollen carried by the bee during pollination. Birds eat berries from plants, and then deposit them to grow new plants miles away through elimination. If two plants grown next to each other, their roots entwine and the soil is enriched further, creating a much more nutrient-dense environment for them to grow in. Synergy is found in lots of different environments: the ocean, on land, in bacteria, and even the human intestine.
In other words, synergy is literally within us, as part of our Nature!
So, when we battle against each other in our relationships with our partners, we are doing ourselves and each other a huge dis-service! We are denying our relationship the power it can have when we work together in synergy!
So, next time you and your partner hit an obstacle, rather than pushing against each other by trying to enforce your own opinion, try working together to find a solution that works for both of you. Try to have empathy for your partner’s perspective and feelings and try to imagine how you would want to resolve the situation if you were them. Have them do the same for you.
You might find that in understanding each other more, you will gain a fresh perspective of your own. And in doing so, you might just come up with not only a compromise, but a solution that is far better than either of you could have achieved alone!
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