Your relationships affect you more than you realize. If you have a lot of positive people in your life, their energy is bound to get transferred into yours. The same can be said for having unhealthy relationships.
No matter what you do in life, you’re going to build relationships along the way. But these relationships have the power to make or break you if you let it.
They can either empower you or distract you.
We’ve already talked about toxic relationships that hold you back, now we’re going to talk about the 5 types of relationships / people you need to have in your life.
1. People Who Celebrate You
Pay close attention to people who don’t clap when you win.
There are people who always make a comment or critique you when you’re not doing your best, but remain silent when you are. Pay attention to those people. Those people are not your friends. They are not happy for you.
You need to evaluate the relationships you have in your life now, and those you form in the future to make sure these people are pushing you to become who you want to be.
The truth is, personal growth is hard.
Sometimes you’re going to have to fall back on people you are closest with for support and comfort. If these people don’t believe in your dreams then they’ll only discourage you.
“People want to see you do good, but never better than them.”
2. People who are smarter than you
The worst thing you could do is be the smartest person in your group.
If you’re content with where you are, and you have no desire to improve your life then be my guest. But because you’re here reading this right now, I know that you’re not.
You can’t learn from people who don’t know any more than you do. If you’re very observant and intuitive like me, then you can learn from their mistakes, but that’s about it.
3. People who align with the vision you created for yourself
You have to form relationships with people who are either trying to achieve the same thing as you or people who have already achieved it.
Let’s say you want to become a doctor; find other people in the medical field who can share their knowledge and experiences with you. Similarly, if you want to be an entrepreneur, find other entrepreneurs that will challenge you to go against the status quo when everyone is telling you to seek ‘job security.’
If you only surround yourself with people who make you feel comfortable where you are now, you will always remain where you are. You won’t grow.
4. People who see your value
People who support you don’t ask you to discount your worth.
If you’re just starting or have your own business, pay attention to the people who ask for a ‘friendly discount.’ Your real friends should support you and understand that you’re running a business.
On a more personal note, you also need people in your life who value your time and energy and what you have to offer. The people you devote your time to should recognize your value and appreciate you for it. You shouldn’t have to prove your worth to anyone.
5. People who make you feel loved
Granted, your desire for love should always be satisfied by yourself first. You should not rely on anybody to make you feel loved and hole.
However, we’re all human here. We all need companionship and connection to others. So make sure the people you keep in your life enrich you and give off nothing but positivity.
No relationship should take from you or make you feel drained.
You may not realize it yet, but the relationships you keep have the power to either motivate you or drain you. If you’re trying to become the best version of yourself, keep this in mind as you form new relationships and take assessments of the ones you currently have.
It doesn’t matter how strong you are or how much you think other people don’t affect you – the truth is they do. Be good to yourself and make sure you have these 5 types of people in your life.