“As iron sharpens iron, so one person sharpens another.” Proverbs 27:17
True friendships grow over time as people learn to depend on each other and learn they can count on a trust each other. Bruce Brown says: “Loyalty is the result of going through tough times and passing the test together.” It’s the recognizing that someone can be consistently counted on to give their best effort. Making the person choice to place the needs of another before your own is an important quality. As I learn and read about friendship and think about my own life I am struck by how amazing life is when you have friends to walk with you through the good times and the bad. They can provide support or even be a sounding board to get through it all. Friends make the good times and successes that much better by having someone to share the experience with. I am also struck by how being a good agent is the same as being a good friend. By being consistent, putting the needs of my clients ahead of my own, and walking with them through these life stages of buying or selling together.
“A real friend is one who helps us think our best thoughts, do our noblest deeds, and be our finest selves.” – Unknown
#1 Challenge this week: How can I be a good friend this week?
#2 Challenge: Notice others being good friends around you and let them know!