Many of us tend to take our friends for granted, thinking they will stay in our life no matter the odds. But anything worth having takes work—including friendships. To foster a friendship that will stand the test of time, you have to give it effort and care.
In this episode, Michael Rosales talks about putting effort into our friendships. We talk about the type of person you should put effort into and what it takes to build a great friendship.
Here are some power takeaways from today’s conversation:
No relationship would be successful without effort. Anything worth having is worth putting in the work for it. Only our souls are eternal; that’s why friendships are powerful.
[06:14] What Type of Person is Worth the Effort?
It’s different for everybody. It can be someone you can count on, who lifts you up, sees the best in you, and calls you out with the best intentions. On the other hand, you should move on from friendships that seek to tear you down, drain your energy, and cause anxiety.
First, invest and make time to be together. Second, a good friend is someone who picks you up when you’re down and offers an invaluable support system.
Third, find someone you can be vulnerable with and get encouragement from. Fourth, it’s either you’re all in or you’re all out. Fifth, follow through with your word. Finally, you need to laugh and be goofy together.
[06:25] — [06:30]
“There are some friendships that aren’t meant to last a lifetime, and then there’s some friendships that you really should work on. And if you don’t work on them, they’ll fizzle, and you lost a big opportunity for somebody who really could have been a positive influence on you.” - Matt
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“You got to put in effort, and it’s worth it to have great friendship.” - Matt
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“That’s what a good buddy does. It’s, ‘You’re down? I’m gonna pick you up.’” -Matt
[22:30] — [22:38]
“If you have that somebody that has your back like that, that always wants the best for you, it is worth every ounce of effort you can put in.” - Matt
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