Today's Motivation 02/19/2020
Wednesday, February 19, 2020
I don't need a perfect life. I just want to be happy, surrounded by good friends who love me for who I am.
Be honest: how many good friends do you have?
If you are a man, the chances are slim that you have a tribe of good friends, as men tend to become isolated. Women, in spite of their natural ability to connect to other women, in our tech age are also losing deep friendships. You may have hundreds of social media friends. But how many of them can you call at 2 AM to help you in a crisis?
“The number of Americans who say they have no close friends has roughly tripled in recent decades.”
You always want to surround yourself with positive people who bring you up rather than pull you down. If you want to have good friends in your life, first be a good friend to others. Take risks when others don’t. Be real and be vulnerable when others aren’t. Be willing NOT to have others like you. Like in business, when they say a product for everyone is a product for no one; so is trying to be everyone’s friend can turn people off. Have your focus be less on making friends and more on relaxing, opening and connecting.