Friends like these
The importance of having people around us is high, not only because of the benefits of our relationship with them, but also for our mental and emotional wellbeing.
They say that we do not get to choose our family, but we can carefully pick our friends and they can eventually become like the family we never had.
Those who surround you have the ability to create a positive or negative environment around you. This is why it is important for you to choose friends that exhibit behaviours that will compel you to greater achievements.
Again, unlike your family, you can change friends who are not having a positive impact on you. If you look into your friendship circles and you cannot see the future that you aspire to, even if only in a promise, then you need to consider if you should be hanging around them.
Finally, be the friend that you would want others to be to you. Encourage your friends to be more, share your inspiration, encourage them to pursue their dreams, be a sounding board, be a cheer leader, be a backbone and just be there for them. You can be the catalyst in your circle of friends to spur you all on to greater things.