As you work towards a successful career you’ll probably focus on your professional goals and relationships with your colleagues. As you strive to maintain a healthy work-life balance, you’ll most likely focus on taking care of your health by sleeping enough, eating well, and exercising regularly. While all of these are important, it’s easy to forget about fostering our friendships. Maybe you've made a real friend at work, but you also need at lease one true friendship outside of work, too, so you can take work off your mind.
Best friends will be there for you when you’ve had the worst day of your career and you need someone to talk to. It’s important to have a best friend outside of work, and not just to dish about your coworkers. The Huffington Post reported on a LinkedIn study citing that 68% of people born after 1980 would sacrifice a friendship for a promotion. While workplace friends can make the day go by faster, they often don’t last when you move onto new roles and have the added complication of workplace politics. These quotes will remind you why it’s worth taking the time to invest in true friends. For every friendship quote, try to think of someone in your life it reminds you of.
Most of us could write an essay about our best friends. But a quote and saying will suffice this time. What friendship quote reminds you of a true friend or a good friend? What's your favorite friendship quote or do you have another inspirational quote loosely tied to true friendship? Share your bff quotes or write down whatever inspirational quote you have in mind on paper so you're constantly reminded!
Ana Cottle studied Comparative Literature at UC Berkeley. She has lived and worked in Uruguay and Argentina and speaks both Spanish and Yiddish. She is passionate about issues facing women and has worked for several nonprofits along with writing for books, newspapers, and online journals. Currently, she serves as an Editor for Policy Shift. Read more from Ana at medium.com/@AnaCottle/.