Tuesday, May 08, 2007

Types of friend…
That day I went for a conference. In the conference, the person spoke about the types of people that we have in our life.
1. Compromisers
This group of people are always trying to get you to compromise your standards. When you are striving for excellence, they are probably the ones who will give you negative advices, distract you from doing your part… they will be telling you that you have the time of the whole world to achieve your goals and that they are not important at this time. These people are probably not sent by God.

2. Companions
This is the second group of people. Those that are willing to accept you as you are, but have no intention of working with you for your improvement. This are fun people but will take you nowhere in life. We have these people around us all the time. When its time for clubbing, movies, shopping… they will be there. But when it comes to work, they are not willing to put in their very best.

3. Committed
This third group of people are those who are undeniably tied to helping you enter the future. This are the ones who are willing to go through difficulties with you, will tell you when you are not doing the right thing, will be there to push you until you turn out to be your very best. This group of people will help you in your business, life and education…

Who are we to our friends? A genuine relationship is never defined by what we can get, but by what we can give. A cheerleader is in the life to encourage you but a coach is in the life to correct you. Do we prefer friends that are always there for us but never want you to be a better person or do we want friends that are honest and direct and are willing to mold us? On the other hand, it is easier to be said then done. Who are we to our friends? I personally agree that it is much easier to be a ‘companion’ like friends. It really takes courage, trust, faith, patience to be a committed friend.


Ernie said...

good post! I'm glad that someone else realizes and can discern between types of friends.


xx grace

Mischel Kandiah said...

Wow. It's been a while since i read ur blog. Very nice. Just one thing. The last sentence, u made a spelling error!! =P. Its "trust". You should add it to that lil head of urs XD. hehe