4 Keys To A Great Friendship
We are living in a world of individualists. Everyone is their own king and want’s to have it their way. We all long for independence and miss the quality of interdependence. I will not go into that right now, but I want to focus on 4 simple factors that measure a great friendship. I know there is much more to a great friendship, but I would argue, that if one of these are missing, you will never have a GREAT FRIENDSHIP.
What does it take to build a great friendship?
4 Keys to build a great friendship
As soon as you get to know someone you will only deepen a friendship if you spend time together. That does not mean you have to spend 5 hours a day hanging out. It means, you want to plan time of fellowship into your busy schedule. If someone has no time for me, I can be sure, that chances of building a great relationship will never happen. It’s the “I WANT” that matters.
Do you want to spend time to build a great friendship?
Commitment comes into play when you find yourself spending time with someone. Commitment means you make a decision, not to talk bad behind your friends back. You commit to the friendship and to protect it.
Do you want to commit yourself to build a great friendship?
It is not so much our friends’ help that helps us, as the confidence of their help. Epicurus
Love grows! Love makes the friendship work. Love in a friendship means to accept them the way they are. You don’t and can’t change a person, but you can choose to love – no matter what. It’s my decision if I love my friend despite his deficit and defects. To love him in good and bad times.
Do you want to love to build a great friendship?
It is one of the blessings of old friends that you can afford to be stupid with them. Ralph Waldo Emerson
Trust grows over time. Trust is fragile. But trust is the bond in a great friendship. Honesty will make a good friendship great. If you can say “I trust you”, than you know this friendship is great. If you have to guess if you can count on your friend in time of need. It’s not a great friendship. Trust can only be tested in a situation you have good reason to distrust. That’s what it’s all about.
Do you want to trust even if you have good reason not to?
The friend is the man who knows all about you, and still likes you. Elbert Hubbard