Personal Motivation – Friendship

I haven’t written a personal motivation or leadership wisdom post in a while so I thought I’d do one now.  Every once in a while, in fact, every day, you should feed your mind with something positive – a motivational quote, positive saying – anything. It is an excellent way to start your day.

I always valued friendship… Is it a waste of time to try to befriend this person? Some schools of thoughts say ‘no’ – try hard to befriend them. But here’s the honest school of thought: you shouldn’t have to try at all to be someone’s friend. If it isn’t there, then don’t waste your energy. Believe me, there are 10 MORE other people out there you can ‘click’ with – and just one of those 10 could be a friend for life!

Today, I came across a quote about friendship.

Here’s the quote:

“Never refuse any advance of friendship, for if nine out of ten bring you nothing, one alone may repay you.”

My definition of a best friend is simple: someone you can talk to and rely on at any time, anywhere, no matter what type of distance is between you: whether it is miles or time.

I have several best friends. From my wife to a couple of high school buddies. From my cousin to my sister. If I want – they are there. They will never turn their back on me no matter what. They may not always agree with what I have to say, but that does not keep them from letting me say my piece.

Anyone of these best friends will ‘have my back’ till the day I die. And will carry me to my grave at my request. Yes, this sounds gloomy and down – but my point is – best friends last forever.

You see, I’m a lucky guy – having more than one best friend makes me a successful and rich individual. There are people out there without a best friend due to unfortunate personal circumstances and personalities. They go through falling outs without reconciliation. They take different paths in life that aren’t supported by either and never cross paths again. Or, they aren’t willing to be the ‘band of brotherhood’ philosophy to be there for each other no matter what.

Here’s your personal motivation for the day: change how you think about the people around you – why? Because one of those persons could be your best friend for life. Be a friend today – it’ll change your life.

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