Those you surround yourself with are a reflection of who you are as a person. Everyone wants to be around people who build them up and push them to be the best version of themselves. These relationships can lead to health and wealth.
Studies show that good, healthy relationships contribute to physical and mental wellbeing. The immune system can be stronger, and there can be less anxiety and more confidence. Those are just a few of the many benefits of strong relationships. On the other hand, we know that loneliness leads to people living less and feeling more stressed and depressed.
Because healthy, strong relationships tend to make us feel more confident and less stressed, it only makes sense that people perform better. I have noticed that I perform better when I feel more confident. I remember having a great support system that empowered me and contributed to my success at university. I get to have new friends in a new city that make me feel good. Similarly, my family and friends back home support me through calls and checking up on me. Together, I use these relationships to propel me into becoming the best human and leader I can be. I am wealthier in knowledge thanks to my relationships.
People in the workplace perform better when surrounded by supportive peers and mentors, especially in today’s world where societal expectations seem so high and so out of reach. This leads to greater individual, team, and organizational success, as well as faster promotions. So, whether you gain wealth in the form of knowledge, money, or experience, you are better off with strong relationships. It is easier to reach your goals with the help of others.
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