Reach Out First

Sometimes you have to lean into different areas of your life while neglecting others in order to make headway and accomplish them.

But to love and be loved, you must cherish your friends and family continuously. Healthy relationships are nourished by reaching out to those you cherish, in small intentional ways that show you care.

When a friend fades from your life, it's not that you dislike them or have branched towards different paths per se, it could simply be that you’ve forgotten to reach out to them.

Always be the person who reaches out first.


The other person always expects you to reach out. —Yourself included.  When everyone expects the other to reach out — nobody does. After a while, you get worried its too late, its been too long to reach out now, and the relationship fades.

If you want certain people in your life, you’ve got to go after them. Courting isn’t only for the one you date. Healthy relationships are built on love and respect (even I love you man kinda love) 

Surround yourself with people you aspire to be more like and then be it.

See the world you have and go make it.

Stay BOLD, Keep Pursuing,

— Josh Waggoner

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"The only way to have a friend is to be one."Ralph Waldo Emerson

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"A real friend is one who walks in when the rest of the world walks out." — Walter Winchell