With an increase of friendships and network. I’ve realized that a lot of people I know, don’t necessary like each other. It’s been a difficult challenge, when people I know or meet have issues with someone I consider a friend.
I’m learning at the risk of my reputation by association, I will be: misunderstood, discredited, and/or criticized. But, in all this, I have an even greater risk, not being a loyal friend to many.
I’ve decided and chosen, that I will be a loyal friend at the risk of my reputation. Regardless of what one friendship can do to increase or decrease my influence with others. At the end of the day, I want my friends to know I’m here for them regardless of what others may think.