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The Friends You Don't Want To Lose

The Friends You Don't Want To Lose

Maintaining friendships may feel hard for you if you are juggling more than you have the capacity for in your life.

Create a list of the prominent people in their lives with whom they want to spend the most time.

When you've created that list, let those friends know how much it means to you that they've stuck by your side for so long.

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Don’t Avoid Conflict

Don’t Avoid Conflict

If you cut others off at the slightest sign of an issue, many of your friendships won't last.

When a friend continually does something that you don't like, instead of saying nothing, talk about it from a place of love and express that you're bringing it up because you want to stay close.

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Recurring Meetings

Recurring Meetings

  • If a weekly meetup doesn't work for you or your friend, be prepared with another offer that allows you to meet in the middle.
  • Discuss why recurring hangouts are important.
  • You can spend less time with a friend and still feel close to them if you are both willing to get more v...

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 Lean Into The Hard Times

Lean Into The Hard Times

  • Being there for your friends during theirs is something they won't forget.
  • If you don't give to other people, and if you're not nourishing the people in your life, who's to say you'll have people who are there for you when you're going through difficult times?

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Create A Social Infrastructure

Create A Social Infrastructure

Create a standing time for socializing without the need to plan it.

If you already have social infrastructure built into your calendar, it alleviates the burden and energy drain of constantly figuring out a time that works for everyone.

It's very hard to reach out to people when you'r...

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Things that Belong on Every Don't-do List

  • Don't be lazy. Spend your time being productive.
  • Don't just take the default path. Don't go with the mainstream, make your own flow.
  • Don't wait for the perfect time, it is what's waiting for you.
  • Don’t judge before you know. 

Put The Compound Effect To Work For You

Put The Compound Effect To Work For You

  • Write out your excuses, decide to make up for them with hard work and personal development.
  • Write out a half-dozen small, seemingly insignificant steps you can do every day to go a different direction.
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Rule #3: Make Friends With People Who Want The Best For You

  • When people have a low opinion of their own worth—or, perhaps, when they refuse responsibility for their lives—they choose a new acquaintance, of precisely the type who proved troublesome in the past. Such people don’t believe that they deserve any better—so they don’t go looking for it
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