When it comes to friendship, perhaps the first step is understanding what exactly friendship is. Does it mean you have each other in your Facebook, Twitter, Linkedin, or KIK list? Well maybe, maybe not….
Friends make you feel comfortable with yourself, so you don’t need to act like something you’re not. Your friends know your major shortcomings and love you anyway. You are perhaps the “best version” of yourself when you’re with your friends. To that end, a healthy friendship includes plenty of honest, straight talk.
A true friend will not lie to you intentionally. As a result, you’ll know exactly where you stand with your friends and you always are comfortable in sharing your true opinions.
Along with the social and psychological benefits of friendship, research shows that those with strong friendships have a lower risk of disease. One of the keys to developing lasting friendships is to treat others the way you want to be treated. It sounds simple, but it takes time and effort.
Friendship is one of the most important investments that you will make which can impact all aspects of your life. So choose your friends wisely and be diligent in shedding unhealthy, unproductive, dead relationships. Don’t waste your time or talents with people that are acting friendly and not are not being friendly.
Do your part in maintaining and cultivating friendships of value to you because you will get out of your friendships what you contribute.
Really simple point: Friends should not pull you down but push you forward! Are you being pulled or pushed in your friendships?
You are responsible for the friendships in your life…no one else.