Friendships are super important for any entrepreneur, but not just any friendship. Befriend individuals who want success as bad as you. Make it a competition! Grow together. Become wealthy together. Support one another.
Can I be honest with you? Like, for real. I have burned SO MANY friendships. I don't want to give excuses as to why, but I will anyways 🤣 I lost my dad when I was only a junior in college. When you talk about friendship, my dad and I were the genuine definition of it. We would sit and play games all day long. Nothing special. We'd eat pizza. We'd watch movies. We'd crack jokes. Sometimes, we'd do all of those things, while remaining in the same physical location. Some might call it lazy; we called it happiness. When he passed, I lost the only true friendship I had ever known. My dad made me feel safe, protected, wanted, special, and important. My dad was a man's man, but he always made me feel like a superstar - like I could do anything.
After my dad, I took most friendships (if not all) for granted. I struggled with being vulnerable. I struggled with giving as much as I received. Simply said, I was a bad friend and lost several opportunities due to my selfishness. However, let me get to the point! Sorry, I went on a bit of a tangent. My dad wanted success for me...BAD. He challenged me to be my best. He supported me 100%. Unfortunately, he wasn't here long enough to see all of my success, but without him, I wouldn't be who I am today.
I don't know who your friend(s) is. I don't know if they bring value to your life or not. What I do know is that a strong and valuable friendship should not be taken for granted. If you have someone in your life who is everything my dad was to me and more, use that friendship for your benefit (and theirs). Grow together. Laugh together. Struggle together. Uplift one another. Support each other. Success is so much more enjoyable when you can share it with someone... especially when they helped you get there.
P.S. Try not to burn bridges (friendships). You need them. Like, BAD.