A less supportive partner would have looked at the current reality of “what is” and packed up and left. But his brave and loving partner was able to see “what was” and “what will be” in the future and knew that he would be able to pick himself back up again. My dad speaks positively about that early business failure. It taught him the value of having strong support in family, friends, partners, and mentors, and not hesitating to ask for help.
Driven men can’t go it alone 100% of the time. Sometimes they need someone to lean on for support. So choose a partner that will be your cheerleader through both the good times and the challenging ones.
3. Someone who sees past your resume.
If you’re used to being one of the most impressive people in the room, you likely get turned off by women that are overly impressed by you.
And it’s not your fault.
As people, we don’t value what we don’t work for.
But the moment a woman stands out for you is when they aren’t as impressed by your past accomplishments as they are impressed by your character and personal values.
Sure, maybe you had a best-selling book or smartphone app, or you flipped businesses for impressive amounts of cash, but that was never you. Those were just things that you did.
So when you meet a woman who hears your resume and listens patiently with a “What else ya got?” kind of attitude, your interest is piqued. And for good reason. We all want to be seen for who we truly are, not for the things that we’ve done or achieved.
So while having a partner that is encouraging and supportive is essential for a driven man, you also want to make sure that she isn’t fully buying into your PR/bio page/resume about who you truly are as a person.
Can Driven Men Be As Successful In Love As They Are In Life?
“Don’t wait for a perfect person to love. Love a person and make him or her perfect with your power of love.” – Debasish Mridha
If you spent years figuring out how to become a success in one area of your life, you can experience those same results in other areas.
If you’ve read more books about startups, investing, entrepreneurship, or business than you have about love or relationships by a ratio of more than 10:1, then you might want to reconsider your priorities.
Wealth and societal impact are one piece of the pie chart of life, but there’s also plenty of room for emotional fulfillment, nurturing, and authentic love.
Dedicated to your success,
Here’s an interesting video that you may find helpful:
Smart and driven men embrace and appreciate aspirations, independence, and creativity in their women. They want their partners to stand their ground, speak their minds and do what she believes to be true. Although this can create a little bit of friction in the relationship from time to time, this will also build a fulfilling and deep connection between both partners.
Women who understand driven men will not only help their men take one bold step after another, these women will also walk their own paths and be valued as equal partners in the relationship.
Written by Jordan Gray Originally appeared in Jordan Gray Consulting