The idea of being your own champion is noble, but what about having another encouraging and stimulating person in your corner?
A champion lives to point out the greatest in others. They genuinely care for the success, well-being, and happiness of those around them. They have no motive other than to do what they were made to do – root for others! For you!
“I believe in you!” they declare.
“I know your greatest qualities, let me share them with you!” they proclaim.
In a 75 year study, the longest study on happiness currently led by Robert Waldinger, the bottom line that keeps us happiest and healthiest the longest is this: good relationships.
The study began with men in their teens and lasted into their 80s and extended beyond to their families. By age 50, those who were most satisfied in their relationships were the healthiest by age 80. Cholesterol levels weren’t the determining factor. Wealth was not the determining factor. Nor was fame or working harder.
The bottom line? Mutually secure relationships.
It’s not the number of friendships that are linked to happiness; it’s the quality of the close relationships that matter.