As iron sharpens iron, so one man sharpens [and influences] another [through discussion].(Proverbs 27:17, AMP)
Who stands with you? Is it an inspired person, or an expired person? An inspired person is hopeful, resourceful, and optimistic. This person sees the need to be different and to do better than he/she currently is.
An expired person is stagnant and always dwells on the past. This person is out of touch with reality and has no mojo. He/She always sees the glass as half empty.
It has been said that if you want to be inspired, then you do not move with people who have expired. This is true in every great relationship. If it’s always you giving; time, encouragement, resources, ideas, visit, etc, soon you will run out.
This has nothing to do with cutting people from your life, but it is about knowing who you are, what you want, and those who can help you to live your life on purpose. Remember that you cannot be a blessing if you are not blessed. If you are not helped, you cannot help. You too need someone to lift you up. As iron sharpens iron, so one man sharpens [and influences] another [through discussion].