One of our readers recently wrote in to ask, should you get rid of negative friends. Well, that depends on how negative they are and how important they are.
You know who they are. Those parasitic energy sappers who thieve you of all your vim and verve. For me, 2013 has been a huge year, for career, relationships, even for my very understanding of life. Big year. I achieve a heck of a lot. But I couldn’t have done any of it without my friends.
Good friends can make all the difference in your life. Good friends pick you up when you’re down and give you the confidence and motivation to do amazing thing.
That’s the good friends.
Then there’s the bad friends.
Should you get rid of negative friends who drain your energy like a vampire? uhhhh. yeah.
Let’s be honest. Not everyone we associate with is good. There are those people who knock your confidence, who sap your energy, who leave you feeling worse. They can be anyone: friends, family, neighbours, lovers. They can be anywhere and they can take many forms.
There’s the blamer: those people who blames everything on you.
There’s the guilt trippers who want to manipulate you into doing what they want.
There’s the jealous ones, who are never genuinely happy for you.
There’s the insecure ones who knock your self esteem.
You know these people, right? You know who that are in your life. And you also know one more thing:
It sounds harsh. But you deserve to put your own interests and your own wellbeing first. You have to be honest with yourself. How much better would life be without those people? Pretty damn good, right?
So let’s face it: you need to ditch them. You need to do what’s right for you: get rid of those Debbie Downers.
So let’s agree right now. If someone isn’t doing you any good, you’re gonna ditch them. If you agree, share this on Facebook and let the world know.
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