We are all social beings rather islands.
You can only become successful, contented, and balanced by interacting with others. Stop! Of course, you can become illuminated by years of meditation in remote caves of the Himalayans. Totally agree. However, do you want to turn your back from all joy, which comes with human relations only to take the karmic shortcut in the cheat book of life? It would not only be boring but also ignorant toward the development needs of fellow human beings. Stay amongst them. Be there for them. Give a hand. Support them. Ask for help. Accept assistance.
Yet always bear in mind that you come first.
At all times and in all cases, your personal goals are superior. Only then, you can achieve everything. In addition, walk ahead as a true role model. Watch out: Rather than stepping down to the level of others, you want to lift them up to yours. If they are reluctant, get rid of them. Believe me: This is the best way for both sides. Clarity about your social network is the first step. It allows you to systemically check the relationships to other people based on your social current state analysis. This enables you to find out which people are good for you and which not.