Unfortunately, when you grow, not all of your friends will be growing with you.
Your friends tend to rub off on you; as such, they can pull you up or hold you back. Most of your friends are more popular than you are- but that’s nothing to worry about One of the silliest things people stress out about is the fact that most of their friends seem to be more popular than they are.
This is nothing more than a quirky mathematical property of social networks, so stop worrying about it.11.
If you’re too positive, you’ll be overconfident, fail to anticipate how your plans can go awry, and constantly let yourself off the hook for your failures, without learning from them.
Here’s how I do it: take a genuine interest in people, focus more on helping people than on asking for their help, get to know people in your field you need something from them, and when you want something from someone, be up front about it. One of the best things you can do for yourself is to decide what impression you want to be giving out, and shape your appearance around that.
If you look good, it will have a positive effect on almost every interpersonal interaction that you’re a part of.14.
If I could travel back in time and do one thing, I wouldn’t cheat on the stock market, or kill Hitler. What follows are some of the most important lessons I’ve learned in life- from books, from hard-fought experience, from friends, teachers and mentors much wiser than myself.
Some of these lessons took me a very long time to learn- and while I wish I could have learned them faster, it would have taken me even longer if I didn’t have help.
Any time you find yourself being dismissive of something you don’t understand, make an effort to understand it instead.