The go-to friend
You have friends who always seem to give you more energy than you had before. Who help you believe in yourself again. How do they do it? Give you superficial encouragement or inspirational quotes? Ignore your weaknesses? Do they just have optimistic, energetic personalities?
Not necessarily. The people who give you true hope are the ones who know you best. The hope they offer comes from clarity, purpose, and knowledge of who you really are and what you’re trying to live for. From healthy ambition under control. From insight born out of hard work.
We love to play this role, to help accomplished people find hope again; this is the emotional core of why we do what we do.