I believe it is true that it matters who you associate with and know and how you leverage those relationships to advance through life and enjoy living. Of course it is also true that you get out of a relationship what you put in, and that can be particularly painful to learn the hard way when it comes to friendships that add value to living. Relationships truly are a resource in many ways.
When we need a hand with something it is good to know someone who can help, and be that helping hand for someone else when they need it too. When we need a job it helps to have relationships with people who can at least point us in the direction we need to go. When we need a friend to talk to about tough decisions it is a good idea to have that relationship with someone.
Relationships are important when it comes to family, friendships, customers, bosses, colleagues… ALL of them are important, and they are a resource that contributes to our prosperity either tangibly or emotionally. It’s important to remember to be for other people what you hope other people will be for you – there when they need you. A great quote by Zig Ziglar to live by is “You can get whatever you want in life by helping other people get what they want in life”.
What are we doing to build and nurture relationships that add value to our lives?