Your friends and family make up the people that surround you. While we can’t pick our family, we can pick our friends. No matter the size of your friend group it’s important to have inspirational friends you can rely on, that make your life better, and make you feel important and valuable. Friends can come from all different areas of your life, from the neighborhood, your work, and even from childhood. With all these people coming together in your life, it’s important to find those inspirational friends who elevate you. I’m going to provide some information about what an inspirational friend is. Both my own definition, and what I look for in a friend.
What to Look For
To me an inspirational friend is someone who when I spend time with them they influence and enhance my decisions to better my life. Maybe a healthy friend who provides energy and positive affirmations. I always admire how they treat other people, their integrity, drive, and how they prioritize their life. I feel I can learn from them every moment I’m with them, and just being around them makes my life better. Do you have friends like this? If you think about your friends now you probably have some you lean on, and some that lean on you. Are the feelings mutual or are there some one-sided friendships? It’s important to have balance in your friendships and feel like you’re learning from each other, not heavy on one side or the other.
An important aspect of these friends is that money is not a factor. Please don’t find someone because they have more money than you do and that’s a life you’d like to lead. Don’t aspire because of a financial situation; life is about so much more than money. Instead, look for people to keep you on track and want what’s best for you. Inspiring friends should see your potential and lift you up, not make you competitive to make more cash than they do. People are much more than their bank accounts. In order to live a well-rounded life, you need to focus on character qualities first. Keep finances out of it.
Don’t Friend out of Convenience
We get to pick our friends. So, make sure you evaluate your current relationships. Your life grows when you have inspirational friends because there’s always a place to try bettering your own life. If you lack in aspiration, think about where and why. Sometimes we don’t realize that our friends are more out of convenience than true friendships. We must stop and think in order to make adjustments for the future. Signs that your friends are convenient include: only hanging out with them in specific situations, or cringing when you have to spend time with them. Changing our friends can be difficult, but remember, you’re trying to better your life. Only friends with more to give can lift you up and help you grow.