A support system isn’t something we usually think about, but having the right people around us can dramatically change our life and the way we view the world. With the right support system, we’re able to conquer the world and continue our path to growth.
Difficult situations. We all go through tough situations in life. Inevitably, we’ll fall on hard times and getting out of alone can seem impossible. Surrounding ourselves with those who lift us up can significantly change our situation. Just by being around positive and encouraging friends, we can climb out of the hole we’re in and move forward to bigger and better things.
Growth. Life is a long process of trial and error, self-development, and self-realization. When we have innovative, collaborative people around us, the path to growth becomes much easier. We learn more, see new insights, and find ourselves in new experiences that completely transform our lives. Growth is something we all strive for and the easiest path to growth is to have a system of friends who are chasing that same growth.
Health. Our health is something we only think about physically. Do we have a cold? Do we feel weak? Sickness is heavily tied into our psychological well-being. By nature, we’re highly social animals and we need social integration and human interaction to thrive. When we connect with others on a deep level, we no longer feel depression, loneliness, or anxiety. Having trusted allies around us negates many mental and physical illness we see in today’s society.
Socializing is so crucial to our mental well-being that it can completely change who we are. From our health to our success in life, we rely on people and people rely on us. There is close to no better feeling than having the right people in our lives.
“A best friend is the only one that walks into your life when the world has walked out.” -Shannon I. Alder