I’ve been thinking a lot lately about the kinds of friends I keep. My vision for my friendships is to be the kind of friend that my friends can rely on and in return build strong connections that empower me and bring out my best self.
Today, as my wife and I do every couple of weeks, we got to hang out with our church small group family. For those who don’t understand church lingo, most churches break down the congratulation into small groups with similar interests and encourage members to meet and do life together beyond the Sunday meetings. I’ve been in this small group for the better part of the last decade. We’ll all transitioned through different stages of life and gotten so close as a group. It’s become a great support system for us especially now that we are parents.
Besides this group, I’ve had a lot of the value from my friendships this year. One of my friends got me my current, another friend inspired me to become a productivity nerd and produce content and a result this blog is now a thing. Another friend has helped me get clarity on my next career move: something that has saved me a lot and energy. I could go on and on. What I am driving at is that the friendship’s in my life has really pushed me forward.
My question for you is this, how are your friendships serving you. As harsh as it sounds, you don’t need to spend your energy around friendships that do not add value to your life.