Your Circle Should Want you to Win. (But How to Tell if they Don’t)

"Your circle should want you to win. Your circle should clap the loudest when you have good news. If they don't, get a new circle" ~ Wesley Snipes | Quote graphic

“Your circle should want you to win. Your circle should clap the loudest when you have good news. If they don’t, get a new circle”

Wesley Snipes

Creating a circle of friends who want you to win is crucial to making progress in life.

Many people get into the trap of surrounding themselves with the wrong people – people who waste their own lives and drag others down with them. The sad fact is those types of people are everywhere.

You might even find yourself around some of them. I know because I did; for a lot of my life.

But those experiences allowed me to understand the people around me better. The damage they did to my life gave me the wisdom to distinguish a cheerful friend from a foe-in-disguise.

So, from my experience, here are some critical tips for you to help you determine whether your circle is of high quality:

Your circle should want you to win 

If you’re surrounded by people who don’t want to see you succeed, it’s time for a change.

Toxic friends will bring you down and make you feel like you’re not good enough. They’ll tell you that your dreams are unattainable and that you should just give up. But these people are not your true friends.

Your true friends will want to see you win. They’ll be happy when you achieve your goals and there to support you through the tough times.

So, if your circle of friends doesn’t want to see you win, it’s time to find a new group of people who will.

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Your circle should inspire you

People that inspire you, push you to be better. They make you want to achieve more in life and help hold you accountable. Without friends like this, it’s easy to get stuck in a rut and become content with mediocrity.

If your current friends are bringing you down, it might be time to reassess who you’re spending time with.

Find people that will lift you up, make you laugh, and help support your dreams. Friends like these will make your life richer and more fulfilling.

Your circle should want to see you grow as a person

Your friends should be the people who want you to grow as a person. They should be the ones who push you to be better and challenge you to reach your potential.

Unfortunately, not all friends are like this. Some friends will try to hold you back – whether out of jealousy or insecurity. These friends aren’t worth your time and energy.

Surround yourself with people who believe in you and want to see you succeed. These are the friends who will help you grow as a person and reach your full potential.

Your circle should want you to be happy

The people you associate with should be a source of positivity and motivation in your life. If the people in your social circle don’t make an effort to see you happy, it might be time to reconsider those around you.

It’s essential to have friends who support your happiness because they’ll be the ones who help you through tough times and celebrate your successes with you. If the people in your life don’t make you feel good, it’s time to find new friends who will.

Life is too short to spend time with people who don’t want to see you happy. Find friends who cheer you up and make every day a little brighter. These are the people worth keeping around.

Final Thoughts

The people who should want to see you succeed the most are the people in your circle. Your friends, family, and acquaintances should all want you to win because your success will also allow them to succeed. 

If you do well, it reflects positively on the people who know you. It makes them look good to others and feel good about themselves. 

People want to be associated with winners, so it’s in your best interest to make sure the people in your life are rooting for your success.

Success Minded

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