Working against each other is too much work.
How many times have you been working on an important goal and discovered that someone was working against you? Whether it was intentional or not, it was inconvenient, and just plain annoying.
If there is anyone who could stand in the way of your goal, start a conversation about gaining their support.
Once we've agreed on the goal, the work gets easier.
Resistance declines. Progress advances. Goals get achieved.
-- doug smith