Pick your friends wisely
The one thing I was not good at when growing up was picking friends and this was because I was bullied throughout my childhood and I just felt lucky whenever I had a friend. This resulted in me becoming friends with people just because they spoke to me. When I moved to the UK I struggled to have friends to the point that I had no friends outside school. One day I was walking in the park near my house and I saw a group of people playing basketball and they invited me to play, after playing I asked for their numbers because I wanted to make friends, they all refused to give me their numbers and they told me that I should just meet them at the court for a game of basketball. I went back to the park the next few days to see if they were there and I did not see them ever again. I was very disappointed that these people did not show up when they said they would, I thought I had found people who would my friends but they let me down.
Just like me there are a lot of people out there who want to be successful but they do not care who they have on their side as long as they people on their side. I am not like that now, I choose friends very carefully, I have not been a kind of person who had hundreds of friends or gets invited to a slot of parties but I am constantly trimming down the small number of friends I have so that I can have a dream team around me. These are the people who will help me grow; the people who will tell me what I need to hear and not what I want to hear. You need people who will help you and who will show you the way and the people who will stand up for you. Pick the wrong friends and your journey to success will be so hard but you are half way there if you have the right people around you.