How to Surround Yourself with Friends

You can compare yourself to others all day long, but it’s not going to make you a better you.

If your friend is thriving, be genuinely happy for them. Practice gratitude for their successes and happiness.

If your friend is having a tough time, be the person who lifts them up. Show up. Showing up will be one of the greatest things you can do for them.

Be inspired by others achievements.
If they can do it, so you can you.
If you can do it, so can I.

Stop aspiring to be anyone other than your own best self.

It’s cliche and sounds like it should be on a Hallmark card, but it's true.

Being genuine is the best way to go through life. Sure you could tell white lies, maybe boast or exaggerate your life a hundred different ways, but when you are 100% you, (full of life, quirks, enthusiasm...) people go out of their way to be around you.

Stay BOLD, Keep Pursuing,

— Josh Waggoner

IG: @Renaissance.Life

Bite-sized Insights

"The true secret of happiness lies in taking a genuine interest in all the details of daily life." — William Morris

"Experts on romance say for a happy marriage there has to be more than a passionate love. For a lasting union, they insist, there must be a genuine liking for each other. Which, in my book, is a good definition for friendship." — Marilyn Monroe

"One of the most beautiful qualities of true friendship is to understand and to be understood." — Lucius Annaeus Seneca