No matter how good you have it, with the right support system, you can create an even better life. You don't need an army, just a handful of right people.
People need people. That's obvious, but we live in a world where you think you have to know everything and do it all on your own. Yes, you are responsible for your actions, and you're the one making decisions. But when you have certain types of people in your life, you become a better person, for yourself and others.
Someone who grounds you
Having someone honest, open-minded, and insightful is a true blessing. That person isn't afraid to tell you the truth and save you from future mistakes. While it's okay to fail, sometimes good advice will prevent further damage.
We are the ones controlling our faith. But, when you're too close, you can't see things clearly. Primarily when you're emotionally invested in a person or a situation. That's why you need people who have that calming, grounding, and honest way.
It's most likely someone who knows you well, someone you're close to, and who loves you enough to tell you the truth. It takes a lot of courage to be bold and call it as you see it. Cherish that person, because most people will tell you what they think you want to hear. But the rare ones will speak their truth, and that's a gift.
Someone who is your opposite
If you like to procrastinate, you'll need someone proactive. Or, if you're not great at social gatherings, you need an outgoing person to get you out of your shell.
Having someone opposite to you doesn't mean you don't share the same values. It means that you're different enough so that you complete each other.
It's great to have a person who challenges your opinions, ideas, and who's going to show that there are other ways. And in return, you're doing the same for them, so it's a win-win situation for everyone.
Finally, a mentor
A mentor is someone you look up to. It doesn't have to be your friend, it can be a teacher, grandparent, or even a younger sibling. Someone who's wise and understands life better than you.
As you go through life, you'll find yourself changing people who are playing the role of mentors. As you progress, it's natural to need "a fresh pair of eyes." Some who will give you perspective and advise you.
Having a mentor will make everything easier. A therapist is basically a mentor as they shine a light on your problem. Essentially, you don't need a person to tell you what to do, but to inspire and teach you how to be better. And becoming your best version will make your work and private life blossom.
Having the support and being able to share your thoughts and experiences with people who are willing to listen, and who respect your opinions is a great way to overcome any obstacle. There's something spiritual in all of us, and with the right people, that something can turn our lives into bliss.
Never take these people for granted. Instead, share your successes with them, and be the one who is willing to give back.