Fallible Friendships

Like it or not, your friends are likely failing you.

They mean well, but if you’ve had them for a while, you’re failing each other.

It was Napoleon Hill who said in Think and Grow Rich, that the sum total of your 5 closest friends will identify your level of prosperity.

This is not just money.

It’s everything.

It’s your health.

Your fulfillment.

Your relationships.

Your wealth.

Your overall happiness.

Most people never audit their closest relationships to see if they are actually supported in the drive towards their goals.

The truth is we love our friends. In the last post I talked about the stories we inherit from our parents and the way life imitates these stories.

With friends – we support the development and maintenance of these stories in each other.

When was the last time a friend said to you:

  • You’re underachieving.

  • You’re capable of so much more. Why do you quit on yourself?

  • Congratulations on your success but I know you can do more

  • Get up. I know it’s hard, but it won’t get easier from there

  • Let’s challenge ourselves.

  • I do not believe that you have reached the top of what you are capable of.

  • Stop affirming that limited way of thinking.

  • You CAN!

It’s fascinating to me that by and large we do not speak this way with our friends. If you do – congratulations. You are in the extreme minority. I’m happy for you.

So, it’s time to audit your friends.

And no, I am not saying you should ring up your bestest childhood buddy or girlfriends and let them have it, erase them from your phone, unfriend them and change address.

But you do need to recognise that you need to bring new people into your life who will support, encourage and challenge you to be the best you can be.

We’ll talk about that on the next post.

So, what do you think?

Let me know below.

Until next time.

Chris

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