Want to be Successful in Life? You’ll Need a Best Friend!

20 May

” Some people enter our lives and leave almost instantly. Others stay and forge such an impression on our heart and soul that we are forever changed.” 

A poignant scene in the popular TV series Boston Legal succinctly captures the essence of true friendship. Denny Crane, played by William Shatner, is feeling a little insecure and doubting his friend’s loyalty. Alan Shore, played by James Spader, says to his friend:

“People walk around today calling everyone their best friend. The term doesn’t have any real meaning anymore. Mere acquaintances are lavished with hugs and kisses upon a second or, at most, a third meeting. Birthday cards get passed around the office so everybody can scribble a snippet of sentimentality for a colleague they barely met. And everybody just loves everyone. As a result, when you tell someone you love someone today, it isn’t much heard. I love you, Denny. You’re my best friend. I can’t imagine going through life without you as my best friend. I’m not going to kiss you, however!”  

These two guys are real friends, and they both know it!  Women are pretty good at “declaring” friendships but us men…ouch. After the age of 35, statistics say we stop adding new friends and somehow we’ve let our treasured ones…slip away!  BIG MISTAKE!

Power of Who Tips

  • In Life, you get 12 friends. 3 close and 1 best.  Take a minute & write down who’s in your 12?  Who’s your #1- Best Friend?  Trust Me-It Matters!
  • Today, friendships are as vital to our dreams/goals as food and water are to our bodies. The reason so many people are confused about this is simply because they’ve never declared it.  If you want a Best Friend, at some point you need to let them know you’re in and vice versa.
  • Your best friend is the 1 whose heart is knit to yours. You both have a sense that you’re from the same tribe.  They simply love you for no good reason.  They’re always on your side.  The communication level here is deep. You’re actually with someone who gets what you’re all about, who just digs the way you’re wired together. 

It’s very real but hard to explain, but when BEST FRIENDS are together it’s Magic!  Life’s on “enhance mode.”  And as a result, the opportunity for success in business, relationships and life with this person around you, encouraging you, empowering you– well, It’s significantly higher.  So: Remember, Reach out, and Re-Connect today!  It might seem wierd & uncomfortable, but go ahead and Declare and Activate your friendships!  It’s that Important! Want to learn more? Check out the 12 Guidelines of True Friendship. You Got WHO!


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