As I become a more life-experienced human being (a creative way of saying “getting older”) I realize how very important it is to be around people who inspire me to be the best version of myself I can be.

I don’t have much patience for other people. Maybe that sounds a bit critical, but I don’t have the time in my day for such nonsense.

This is why I’m so particular about who I spend my free time with. We must be able to identify either person. And just because someone makes you feel uncomfortable doesn’t necessarily mean they’re bad for you. It may just mean they are reflecting truths to you that you don’t want to hear. Or calling you out on your baggage.

However, usually the best of my friends and loved ones tend to not only encourage you to self-reflect areas of your life that aren’t working, they’re able to inspire you as well.

Find that gem of a person who is healthy enough to bring the best out in you as you do the same for them. We all stand on the shoulders of the greats before us. Why not have some beautiful company along the way.

I highly recommend it.