The older I get, the more I realize that keeping good people around me is one of the keys to a happy and successful life.  I’ve learned that if you don’t have a solid circle of friends who are not on your level and striving to get better, then you don’t really need them in your life.  Lately with all my recent accomplishments, I have really been appreciative of the people I have in my life and how much they support and encourage me to do better and be better.  I have come up with 3 major factors in this decision making process, and how I know that I don’t have any squares in my circle, lol: