Show me who your best friends are, and I will tell you who you are.
What do you look into before choosing friends? What qualities must they have? Like the book of proverb below said, you are a reflection of people you choose to walk with and spend your time with.
Proverb says; "A mirror reflects a man's face, but what he is really like is shown by the kind of friends he chooses". The simple but true fact of life is that you become like those you closely associate yourself with, for the good and the bad.
The less you associate with some toxic people the more your life will improve. A true friend is one who is there to care. They remain your friend and see you through, even when others think that you're through. Choose your friends carefully and invest in good relationships.
Francesco Guicciardini said; "Since there is nothing so well worth having as friends, never lose a chance to make them." As you grow, your life will change, some of your friends will not want you to go on, they will want you to stay where they are. Friends that don't help you climb, will want you to crawl. Those that don't increase you will definitely decrease you.
A renowned author, Colin Powell in one of his quote said "Never discuss your problems with someone incapable of contributing to the solution because those who never succeed themselves are always first to tell you how." Not everyone has a right to speak into your life. You are certain to get the worth of the bargain when you exchange ideas with the wrong person.
Don't follow anyone who is not going anywhere. Be careful where you stop to inquire for direction along the road of life. Fosu-Asiedu Thomas said "wise is the person who fortifies his life with the right friendship".
Make it an habit to surround yourself with people who are ready to stretch you, not those who will shrink you the more. Because the more you are stretched, the better you become.
What do you look for in people before you make them your friends?