In the mighty decade of the 3 zeros, we need to do better in terms of friendships.
As children, we started out as playmates, having a lot in common such as running around, riding bikes, playing in the sand, eating ice cream and doing so many things with little or no worries.
In our teens, we made friends at school, football buddies, chemistry study buddies, cheer leading squad and so many others. In college, we had dorm mates, study buddies, boy/girlfriends, social friends.
In our twenties, it was graduation period and new jobs, so we made friends with co workers who fit the bill or met new friends at social events.
Have you already noticed that the pool just got smaller?
In our thirties, most people have either become professionals, married or parents. This leaves a small window for constant friendships.
So what type of friendships do we need these days?
In this decade, improvements in lifestyle is very important. Choosing friends in this age is also critical.
We need friends who push us to do better and also live lifestyles worth emulating. So if you hang out with people who only live for Friday nights at the club and the weekend partying, you will end up being like them. If you make friends with people who are always looking to invest of come up with start up opportunities, you will most likely be inclined to do the same. No one associates with failures. Associate with people who have a positive, influential mindset. The ones who push you to further your education for career success and personal development. The ones who will pull a few people to invest in a business or come through with a start up.
If one of your friends is like a flat tire in your life, you need to pump up a new one.