As you begin to prosper and succeed in life, there will always be people who will look to prevent you from future success. Jealousy is a plague that corrodes many relationships. You need to surround yourself with people who will continuously support you as you follow your dreams. These people are precious and must be cherished.
Where would Vinny Chase be without Drama, E, Ari and Turtle? He prospered from the continuous support his crew offered. There is no way Vinny would have been as successful without them. I mean, come on, he isn’t even that great of an actor, but with the help of his friends, he achieved stardom. Do more Pablo Escobar…please I’m begging you.
You need people around you who will continue to motivate you through the tough times, as well as the good. You need to follow your heart, but take your brain with you. Of course you want to remain loyal to your good friends, but if they are undermining your agenda, it is best to let these people go. You need to make sure your associations always have your best interests at heart.
"Happiness resides not in possessions and not in gold; the feeling of happiness grows in the soul"
As you grow up, you will learn the right and wrong way of approaching things. When this mentality develops, your awareness will only increase. You always need to be wary of people looking to mooch off your glory. Your friends will care about you on the way in, but it’s the ones who care about you on the way out who matter. These are the people you want to share your success with.
How can you say that you are truly successful if you do not have close friends to share your success with? You start with nothing and end with nothing; therefore, the only things worth having are worth sharing.
“You can get everything in life you want, if you will just help enough other people get what they want.”
Looking at this from a business angle, the more friends you have, the more networking opportunities you will have at your disposal. When you need certain resources and you do not know how to get them, the best bet is to call one of your friends. Chances are that someone they know will be able to help you.
There are always going to be people who doubt you, so it’s crucial to have a close circle of friends who will constantly have your best interests in mind. A support system is crucial when venturing into unfamiliar endeavors. If you don’t go after what you want, you will never get it, and these people will help you to promote your goals and desires.
Your friends can affect your life significantly; real friends are those who stay with you through thick and thin. You will need them if your life ever falls apart and you are lost with no direction. It is easy to have friends when things are prosperous, but your true friends are not concerned with your success. You need to surround yourself with people concerned with your welfare and not your wallet.