Why a true friend? No matter who you think you are, where you are, what you are doing, you need a true friend. You need someone who is not afraid to tell you what you need to know, hear, and do. A true friend is who you need in your life, if you want to grow. Don’t ignore your true friends. Love them. Accept them. Celebrate them.
To really understand why you need a true friend in your life, here is what William Penn said about it: He said, “A true friend unbosoms freely, advises justly, assists readily, adventures boldly, takes all patiently, defends courageously, and continues a friend unchangeably.”
A true friend:
Will tell you what you need to hear, not what you want to hear
Will enjoy life with you without fear
Will be there for you when you need him or her
Is not in a hurry to get things done
Will always fight for you
Will continue to be your friend, no matter what.
You need a true friend. Stop celebrating those who are not celebrating you. Stop praising those who are not praising you. You must let go of your false friends. They are not helping you. If you really want to help yourself, you must create a space for your true friend to come in. If not, you will continue to praise those who are not praising you. Do not do that!
To do great things in life, we must have the courage to confront our fears. We all want to achieve great things, but we lack the courage to start.
You can’t succeed in life without a courageous heart. It is what you need to move from point A to point B. You need a courageous heart to chase your dreams. If you don’t have a courageous heart, fear will take charge of your dreams.
To face your fear, you must cultivate a courageous heart. Let us start with the following strategies:
Don’t try to keep what you cannot keep. Trying to keep what you cannot keep is like breathing in oxygen and not letting out carbon dioxide. You are not going to enjoy it. The same is true for other things. If you can’t keep something, give it away. According to Jim Elliot, “He is no fool who gives what he cannot keep to gain that which he cannot lose.” If you cannot let go of what you cannot keep, you cannot gain what you cannot lose. Think about it.