How does friendship influence your work?
I've had some great friends at jobs I've held. They did more than was expected of them and proved helpful to me on many occasions, especially in working to achieve goals.
Friends outside of work are just as important, and maybe more so. Friends give us strength. Friends give us hope. Friends give us support when the rest of the world seems too harsh for words. Friends laugh with us, stay with us as we cry, and hold fast when the winds of fortune blow the hardest.
It's sometimes amazing how much a friend can help to move a goal forward.
With expertise, patience, skill, practice, persistence...and mostly, with the love of a friend.
-- Doug Smith