"Finishing Friends"

Real Estate Agent with Home Smart Realty Advisors RS332266


I'm an avid reader. I love to read about technology, history, real estate, and self-improvement. I recently came across a book written by a local Broker/Lawyer in my area titled "Finishing on Top: How to achieve personal goals, become successful, and experience happiness through the power of finishing by Sherman Toppin, ESQ.

In the book, the author makes mention of "Finishing Friends". He says that to achieve success you must climb a mountain and all your friends who are on the bottom of the mountain with you will think you are crazy once you start climbing. On your journey to the top of the mountain you will lose most of those friends who remain on the bottom of the mountain and for whatever reason choose not to climb up with you. They may not only wish to not climb with you, but you may see ugly traits that they have like, jealousy, selfishness, uselessness, and competitiveness. However, while you may lose those friends you will gain what he calls "Finishing Friends". Those friends are people that will support, encourage, motivate, donate, believe, and become extremely loyal-they will be there for you until you finish, no matter what.

When I was on the bottom of the mountain, I had friends that I no longer have since I decided to climb the mountain. I’m enjoying getting to know my finishing friends and I am appreciating the friends that decided to climb the mountain with me.


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James Dray
Fathom Realty AR LLC - Bentonville, AR
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Morning Deborah.

I've had many so called friends, who stayed at the bottom.  I truly have only one friend, he's been like a brother to me since the 6th grade.  I am truly blessed 

Jun 22, 2018 01:53 AM #1
Jim Smith
The Property Management Company - Round Rock, TX

There is a common story told among those of us who speak of the bucket of crabs.  Fill a large bucket with crabs, then sit back and watch.  As a crab begins to climb out, the rest of the crabs tend to reach up and pull it back down.  Only the most persistent crabs ever make it out.  Look around - who is pulling you down; and, more importantly, who is assisting you to elevate?

Jun 28, 2018 06:53 AM #2
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