Everything is energy in life. If you are surrounded by love, you will love and be loved. If you are in the company of encouraging, inspiring, and positive people, you will be stimulated to make positive changes in your life.
In a good team, we build better lives.
Therefore, we should surround ourselves with people that stimulate and help us grow. Their positive vibes, beliefs, and mindsets quickly become ours and take our life to a new level.
This is why we need to re-evaluate the relationships with our friends and focus on the healthy ones only.
Consider cutting out the following five types of “friends” of your life:
1. The Constant Complainer
These people are constantly negative, draining your energy, and making you unhappy for no reason at all.
They are always dissatisfied with things, something is always wrong, and they keep telling everyone about it. Their attitudes rub off on you and everyone else they’re around.
The problem with having a chronic complainer in your life is there isn’t anything you can do to help him see the problem. These people are unaware of their negativity, and resistant to positive reinforcement or advice.
2. The Flaker
Flakey people have messed up priorities and bail on plans all the time. They have numerous bad habits, showing that they do not pay enough attention to relationships.
You do not deserve a friend who is not living in the moment with you. This flakiness frustrates you, but at the same time, it makes you feel bad about yourself.
Remember, it is not your fault, and start clearing your calendar for the friends who actually want to spend some quality time together.
3. The Bragger
The “braggers” are the ones constantly searching for validation from others, and they need you to tell them how great they are.
These people are boasting about themselves all the time, to hide their insecurity and find approval from others to heal their low self-esteem.
4. The Naysayer
Whenever you have a plan or a new idea, the naysayer will shoot it down. This friend will instantly list a few reasons why your goal would be a waste of your time.
These people never step out of their comfort zone and cannot understand others who wish to risk to succeed.
5. The Doubter
The doubter will make you think he supports your ambitions, but he will then point out any failures or shortcomings. This friend is secretly hoping you will crash and burn.
Our friends are our family we get to choose in life. Therefore, pick them carefully, and make sure you make as few mistakes as possible.
It takes much time to heal the wounds from a close person who has proven not to deserve your affection.
On the other hand, true friends are a real treasure and life only gets better in their company.