A dear friend of mine told me I was one of her “tribe”
I love this concept. You are, after all, like the five people you spend the most time with.
Your tribe is defined as:
Tribe: A social division in a traditional society consisting of families or communities linked by social, economic, religious, or blood ties, with a common culture and dialect, typically having a recognized leader.
You can develop and choose your tribe and you should! You should cultivate it. You should nurture it.
Surround yourself with people that impress you, maybe even challenge you.
Find people who support you but don’t just agree with you.
Find people who make you feel happy – not anxious, not worried, pick people who when you think about them you smile.
Find friends who support you, that want you to succeed. If you feel like a friend is routing for you to fail, you really don’t need them.
Be the kind of friend to them that you want them to be for you.
All relationships take work. Put effort into those friendships that really add value to your life.
Great articles on Tribe Finding: