Are you worried you aren’t successful? Don’t be! The greatest success one can have is found in their social network, and size doesn’t matter. According to a 75-year long study done by Harvard the path to success is spending time with friends. Take a moment out of your day today and send somebody you know a nice message.
If you donâ€™t have a large group of friends, or donâ€™t have a partner, donâ€™t worry. A person only needs a few close relationships to be happy.
â€œItâ€™s not just the number of friends you have,â€ Waldinger says, â€œand itâ€™s not whether or not youâ€™re in a committed relationship. Itâ€™s the quality of your close relationships that matters.â€
Itâ€™s a reminder to carve out more time to connect with people who you enjoy being around, sure. But unlike landing a new job or buying a new car, you many not see changes to your mood overnight. â€œRelationships are messy and theyâ€™re complicated,â€ says Waldinger. Investments in them can take time to pay dividends.