Anyone in your circle — be they friend, family, employee, client, business associate — who isn’t pulling their weight i.e., contributing to your progress in life, needs to go. Garbage people will infect you with their garbage-ness and it will bring you down if you don’t address it ASAP.
See people exactly as they are and not as you wish them to be. Just because someone was valuable last year doesn’t mean they’re valuable now. Be completely ruthless and unapologetic about this housecleaning procedure.
(And make sure you are not the garbage in anyone else’s circle).