Find your five

Sep 12, 2023 | Uncategorized

The topic of our men’s leadership group at church yesterday.

The gist: It’s no good trying to do life alone. We need close friendships. Even if we won’t admit it.

But, the key is are those closest to us ‘good’ or ‘bad’ relationships?

As the saying goes: show me your 5 closest friends & I’ll show you your future.

Those in our inner circle need to be:

  • Honest
  • Trustworthy
  • Encouraging
  • Accountable
  • Shared Values

They’re the folks we can say anything to. No matter how deep & raw.

As the circles widen, we increase in number of relationships & decrease in the impactfulness.

Think about the picture:

  • 🟢 You
  • 🔵 Your 5
  • 🔴 Peer Group
  • ⚫ Casual Friendships

We were left with 2 challenges:

1. If you don’t have Your 5, start finding them. It’s not quick or easy, but it’s needed.

2. If you have Your 5, cull the herd. Are they dragging you down or building you up? Shed the dead weight & replace with fresh value.

This topic hit home for me.

With tons of changes in our lives over the past few years, My 5 isn’t solidly in place. And, I can tell.

But, I’m closer to My 5 now than a year ago.

Just means I’ll keep working at it & improving.

You May Also Like