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Sometimes our friends can become a comfort zone, one in which we stay in the same spot and never take risks or challenge ourselves to grow. While it's important to have supportive friends, they can also hold us back from reaching our true potential if they're not encouraging us to push past what's comfortable and step into new possibilities.

It's important to differentiate between healthy support that encourages growth and unhealthy protection that keeps us safe and comfortable. When it comes to friends holding you back, you need to understand the motivation behind their words and actions. Are they trying to protect you from hurt or failure? Or are they genuinely trying to help you reach your goals? Ultimately, it's up to you to decide which type of support will help you reach success.

If you have friends who continually discourage or belittle your efforts, then it may be time for a change in friendship circles. Surrounding yourself with individuals who inspire and motivate you is key when looking for ways to improve yourself and reach success. There is nothing wrong with challenging yourself through difficult tasks or making risky decisions that could lead toward greater rewards; but having friends who understand where you want to be in life, even if they don't agree with your approach, is invaluable in helping keep your motivation on track.

Serve Hard. 👊🏻

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