Monday, June 15, 2015

Life-Cleanse: Friendship

I am sure you have all heard of people doing juice cleanses. I am sure of this because it is impossible for somebody to do a juice cleanse without talking about it and posting pictures on social media.

Social media is just another one of life's distractions which I will discuss later.

However, as we get older, we will learn the importance of a life cleanse .

There are much healthier and more productive ways to cleanse your life and start to move toward living the life you have always pictured and desired. There are several different things you can do to make sure you Grow NOW.

In my last post, I discussed friendship. In my opinion, friendship is one of the most 
misinterpreted, mis-valued, stressful, and confusing aspects of our lives. 

We are born into our families. Families are the picture and definition of unconditional love. However, we are around them so much during our early lives that we become conditioned to their love (which is ironic because their love is unconditional and never-ending). We learn to ignore their word, their advice, their care, and their wishes...even though there is nobody on this earth that wants to see you succeed more than them. 

It is our friendships, that we allow to define us throughout our lives.

We have all heard the phrase, "You are only as good as the people you surround yourself with."

This will always be true.

Friends come into our lives in a myriad of ways. Some you will meet at school, others through sports or clubs. If you happen to begin smoking weed, you will instantly make several new "friends" (this will be a topic to be discussed later).

Friendship is a relationship that needs to start being defined me thoroughly. Many of us tend to spend more times with our friends than our families or our significant others. If you are going to spend such a great amount of time with one individual, it is important for your to recognize the impact they are having on your life.

When you become close friends with someone, you are immersed in their routines, sense of humor, interests, and most importantly: ambition and work ethic.

One many part of a friendship is reliance and reliability. When making plans with a friends, you will often find yourself "on their watch." This is something, you must have the emotional intelligence to recognize.

Is this friend worth this sacrifice? Would they be willing to do the same thing for you?

I know that you have hopes and dreams. I know you have amazing goals that will make you bigger and better than you currently are now.

And as you know, ANYONE CAN BE GREAT.

However, we live in a world full of distractions.

The people in this world who achieved their wildest dreams are the one who learned to ignore all distractions, and work relentlessly toward their goals.

These people are the Outliers that Malcolm Gladwell speaks about his book. For example, The Beatles ignored all distractions, and they would practice their music all day and throughout the night until they became the greatest musicians in the world. Power, fame, and fortune came next.

 There are many people out there who are not capable of being the compassionate, loving, helpful, and motivating friends that are needed in your life. These people are the distractions.

Like I said before, friendship needs to start being defined:

 ALL friends should motivate each other.

It is as simple as that. Are your friends helping you reach your goals? Do your friends make you a better person?

Friends should respect each others goals, give them the motivation they need to help them realize that they can achieve these goals. Friends should respect each others time and personal space. Friends should respect when their friends are too busy grinding and working super hard toward their overall goal.

Does this sound like your friends? If not, chances are your "friends" are holding you back more than you realize. You make need the begin a Life Cleanse.

Cleanse you life of these friends who are not helping you better yourself.

Oh but if you stop hanging out with them, you will be bored and lonely all the time?

I am here to say: SO WHAT

Spend your free time researching, reading, and working toward that overall goal.

Go out and network, volunteer, and work relentlessly toward what you want.

While doing those activities, you will find the right kind of friends, the ones that will stick around for a lifetime.

The ones that will help you Grow NOW.

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