Should you expect your friends to be supportive of your dreams?

Having best friends are always great to relieve stress and make memories with. But, Should you expect them to be supportive of your dreams?

We’ve all heard the saying “Unfollow those in real life that don’t support you.” It’s easier said than done. You have to look at the situation for both parties to really save your friendship.

As dreamers going after their dreams, we picture conquering these dreams with our best friends by our side and cheering us on. Sometimes, that’s not the case. And it’s not a bad thing!

Understand these facts and you’ll save your friendships.

No one sees your dreams like you do.

If you’re like me and you dream big. There are multiple dreams and goals you want to accomplish! So when someone asks you “What do you really want to do with your life?” You can’t just say one thing because you want conquer every great opportunity that comes your way and you never really know where you’ll end up in the end! So, not giving a stable answer to your friends all the time can be really confusing for them.

Too many expectations will ruin your friendship 

Expecting my friends to read every blog post and sharing it was a little far fetched for me. I honestly don’t know if they have even  read a single post honestly but it’s okay. The purpose of my blog was to share my voice with be like me.

So, expecting friends to go the extra mile for your dreams and be beside you the whole time cheering you on isn’t really the ideal picture. They support you, they just don’t understand as much as you think they do and that’s not their fault.

Sometimes you meet friends that have just as big dreams like you do and push you to do better and that’s great! But, thats probably not going to be your best friend who’s studying to be a lawyer!

Be the hero of your own story! 

Get to know yourself alone. I say this because at the end of you day you’re the only one that pushes you to conquer your dreams! You need to become your own best friend and support system because this is for you!


This post isn’t to bash our best friends that don’t go the extra mile. They still support us, just not in the way we would like them to. As dreamers AND doers, we just need to rely on ourselves a little more.


Mikaela Barnes


P.S. Happy Halloween!! (Boo!)


6 Comments on “Should you expect your friends to be supportive of your dreams?

  1. I agree! I also feel you should surround yourself with people that love and support you and encourage but yes be understanding of those that may just not completely understand. ❤️

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  2. Thank you for writing this. I have been disappointed several times when I felt my friends did not support me (doubt they’ve read a single post of mine either!). . . Until I realized they aren’t my target audience. What looked to me like a lack of support was often just a lack of understanding. Your words encouraged me greatly. Thanks!!

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