Iron Sharpens Iron: Spend Time With People Who Help Not Enable

By Sophie Zollmann 4 weeks agoNo Comments


Good evening, everyone. It’s about 9:45. I had one of those crazy, busy days. I realized when I’d gotten home that I’d forgotten to stop at Publix and get something that I really needed. I’m about to run back out to the store.
It was a great day. I had an opportunity this evening with the South Palm Beach County Bar and the Florida Association of Women Lawyers to spend time with some really great lawyers.

A mentor once taught me that iron sharpens iron. You are the average of the five or six people that you spend a lot of time with. When you get to spend an evening with great lawyers and other professionals, people who are working really hard to build their businesses, to provide a better life for their families and to help a lot of people, it’s very inspiring. I feel blessed to be able to spend some time with professionals like that.

During most days, I’m dealing with families who are in crisis. One of the hardest things when you’re dealing with someone who is dealing with the disease of addiction is trying to get across to them how important it is for them not to spend time with other people who are doing drugs, drinking and having their life go in the wrong direction.

One of the conversations that I have with families is how important it is to get their loved ones away from people who are a bad influence on them. At the end of the day, iron sharpens iron. Whether you are a lawyer, another type of professional or someone who is trying to deal with addiction, it’s important to spend time with people who want to see your life go in the right direction, and who will encourage you to move your life in the right direction. That’s my thought for the day. Thank you.

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