“Your inner circle, those closest to you, should be people that celebrate who you are.
People that are happy when you succeed. Not someone that’s always trying to outperform you, someone that’s quickly pointing out everything you’re doing wrong. It should be people who believe the very best in you.
If that’s not who’s in your inner circle, you need to do like me and gradually start to pull away. You can be nice, you can still be friends from a distance, but your time is too valuable to spend it with people that are not 100% for you.
It’s not the quantity of friends that’s important, it’s the quality of friends. I’d rather have two good friends, that I know are for me 100%, than to have 50 friends that are only for me 80%.”
– Joel Osteen