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The key to knowing who’s in your cheering section comes down to evaluating the impact the people in your life have had on your life. You assess how they’ve made you feel about yourself, whether they encouraged you to better yourself or hindered you, and whether they abused you or treated you with kindness.
Did they have your back or throw you under the bus?
Were they there with you when the chips were down, or did they disappear at the first sign of trouble?
Were they happy for you when you were successful at something or did they resent you for it?
That’s the criteria you look at to find out who’s got you. Sadly, so many ignore this.
I have only a small circle of friends and associates and I like it that way. I’d much rather only five true friends than to have a million fake ones. And the truth is that you can have millions of frenemies and fair-weather friends who don’t value you as much as you deserve to be valued and still be lonely. You are no better off than you’d be if you had no friends at all.
But you can have only one friend, two friends, three or five, true friends who genuinely love you, enjoy being around you, and have your back and never feel abandoned.
Quantity is always zero without quality.
You can own a hundred houses, but it does not mean you’re rich. If your hundred houses are all infested with termites, rats, and cockroaches; and about to fall apart, do you really have anything of value?
A hundred cars don’t make a dealership if they’re all old beaters that don’t run. No. What you have is a junkyard.
The same goes with the friends you keep around. You can have thousands of friends but if they all treat you like crap, never have your back, and bail out at the first sign of trouble, they aren’t worth a damn, and you should ditch and switch.
Pick friends who know your worth and who earn the privilege of being in your life.
You must add value to yourself and that means that your time and your friendship must come at a cost. And that cost is reciprocation.
If a so-called friend constantly deals you shabby treatment, you must immediately withdraw your friendship and tell that person to take a walk and to not even look back. That’s how you add value to yourself.
You must teach others how they should treat you.
I realize that it won’t be easy to walk away, especially if you’re a target of bullying and your toxic, fake friends seem to be the only options you have. Nobody wants to be lonely and friendless. However, wouldn’t you rather be by yourself than to have sorry pieces of crap who only let you down as your friends. I know I would!
You must know your worth. Know that you deserve more than the crumbs you’re getting. And know that you can have true friends if you ditch these creeps. Think of it like this: You’re getting rid of them to make room for the better friends you’re about to meet. I’m not saying that you won’t be friendless for a while because you just might be.
And if you must wait, here are a few things you can do to lift your spirits while you wait:
1.Dive into your hobbies.
2. Spend time with family and friends.
3. Do the things you enjoy doing.
5. Treat yourself to a pampering session- get a spa treatment, go on a trip to the beach, etc.
There are so many things you can do that will put a smile on your face. Only you know what they are. Self-care is so important during times like these.
But I promise you. You will meet better people and you will make better friends. And once you do, they will be worth the wait! Don’t you think you’re worth it? I do.