“A real friend is one who walks in when the rest of the world walks out.”
— Walter Winchell
Every great friendship takes effort. What highlights this fact the most to me is long-distance friendships. It’s easy to rely on always being around someone to fill in the gaps with a b- effort on a friendship. Naturally, always being around, makes it easier to get to know someone. But being there for a long-distance friend takes active engagement and intentionality.
But maybe that’s how it should be for all of the friends we want to be close and connected with?
Shouldn’t we invest as much time into the quality of our friendships as we do with anything else we spend our time and resources on?
Who’s going to be there when you are going through a breakup or layoff or project success or health issue? Who are you going to lean on when you need someone to lean on?
Invest in your friends.
Spend time with them. Make dumb videos. Share hopes and struggles. Go deep. Care.
But not just any old friends. Make sure they are willing to invest in you too. Or at least care about you and want you to be happy and successful.
STAY BOLD, Keep Pursuing — Josh Waggoner | Daily Blog #1396