The greatest asset in life is our relationship balance
Go check out a person who has good relationships in life what they can achieve with one phone call, others cannot achieve with a million dollars.
Many studies have been done which says people who have good relationships they live happier and healthier lives. Our relationships friends and relatives, they are our support group.
We are talking about personally, professionally and socially.
Our family, people who are emotionally strong, you see in any crisis they come out stronger and people who are emotionally weak, they fight; they distort and make things fall apart.
People who are emotionally weak can never build lasting relationships with them because they are moody people, whimsical people, they are all sugar and honey to you today and they are out to cut your throat tomorrow. They are imbalanced and imbalanced people you cannot trust. In any relationship the foundation is trust and trust is built on integrity.
Personally, professionally there are many people who join groups like the chamber of commerce, BNI’s the Rotary, the Lions to network and they think they are building relationships and their definition of relationship is make connections with this people because someday they could be useful.
Usefulness goes, friendship also goes, there is no relationship – they are only takers, they are parasites only to suck whatever they can get and relationships are never built on taking, they are always built on giving.
Relationships are built on adding value addition to the relationship or to the other person were you need to give something.
There are four kinds of friendships in life;
- The friendship of convenience
- The friendship of usefulness
- The friendship because of a common enemy
- The friendship built on mutual respect
Helping each other is a duty of a friend; it is never the purpose of friendship. Helping always remains incidental to friendship.
To build lasting friendships and lasting relationships we must be willing to give and add value addition to another person’s life and that is what keeps a long-time relationship to be strong.
Go build it and you will live a much healthier, happier life.