There are estimates that, on average, a person will come across between 80,000 to 100,000 people in their lifetime!
Of those, there are going to be a handful whom you will call as friends. Friends will come and go, but there will be a small number of friends who you can always count on when you need help the most…so you think.
When I talk to others about friendships, many seem to enjoy telling me that they have a good number of friends, but when I ask them how many of those friends they implicitly trust to help them in times of need, people can usually count those on one hand… in other words, less than five.
These same people also reveal that they have friends who they know are negative influences in their lives, yet they can’t seem to let go of them.
When you surround yourself with negative influences, these people start limiting your ability to bring true happiness and success in your life.
Perhaps they drain your energy, question the things you do, complain about things in general, don’t want to do the same things that excite you, and on and on.
Yet, for some reason, you still allow them to be a part of your life.
There could be a number of reasons why you don’t distance yourself from these negative people. Perhaps they are a member of a group of friends you really want to be a part of, or you may want to avoid confrontation. Whatever the reason is, you still allow them to waste your valuable time when you could be spending that same time with others who really move your life forward.
One strategy to help you figure out which friends are true friends versus those who you should keep at a distance is to find some time to reflect on the friendship and make an intuitive judgment call.
Your intuition will tell you right away whether a person is a true friend or not. Your intuition would have made very specific observations in the actions, values, and behaviors of others, constantly evaluating your friends to make sure that you are protected.
You may try and go against your intuition and convince yourself that a friend, who you know is bad news, is one that you would consider to be a part of your inner circle.
When you ignore your intuition in these instances, you are fooling yourself, and when it comes time to rely on them when you need them, you will quickly find that they are not available.
So, stop fooling yourself, and rely on your intuition to help you surround yourself with those people who truly matter to you. The rest are great at brief meet-and-greet situations, but in the end, you need to find a support system that will help you move your life forward.
If not, you will find them being a part of that energy that holds you back from the happiness and success that you deserve in life.
Don’t waste any more time with those whose only purpose is to drag your life, and start spending more time with those who will help you reach your goals.
To your intuitive success,