The people we connect with tell a lot about who we are as a person.
Do they make us laugh, think, or play? What do we tolerate? What concessions do we make despite red flags? Where do we draw our lines?
“We are the average of the five people that we spend the most time with”, as the saying goes.
What are the trade-offs we make for comfort? Who won’t we trade-off because we are unwilling to have a difficult conversation with? Who do we really want in our circle but are afraid to ask?
We need to continue to audit our connections and tighten the nuts and bolts around who we enjoy spending the most time being around.
Who makes us our happiest selves?
Then pour more of the sands of time into those buckets of people.
Choose wisely, there’s only so much to go around.