There are plenty of sayings about this idea of who you surround yourself with:
Tell me who your friends are and I’ll tell you who you are.
If you surround yourself with five millionaires, you will be the sixth.
Surround yourself with people that want more out of life.
The list goes on and on and on! So what’s the point?
SURROUND YOURSELF WITH GREAT PEOPLE!!!
I tell my students all the time, if you hang out with students who cut school, you will cut; if you hang out with students who study, you will study too! This is true for adults too. Surround yourself with people who can help you level up; who can teach you something.
I love going to conferences and speaking to the speakers, Who else can teach me more? I try to listen, and learn. But I also network and meet new people all the time, finding people who know things I don’t. I have to be able to learn from you or I will lose interest in you.
Growth propels me. I feel great when I learn new things. So you have to be smart about something. Anyone with even a little drive can inspire me and teach me.
Nurturing people are also necessary. These are the people that love me and just listen to me. I need people I can hug and cry with. If this need isn’t met, what do I need you for? You better be teaching me something then.
In general, I’m attracted to leaders. Who are you attracted to? Are they holding you back, helping you grow or just keeping you content? And by the way, if you are content, you aren’t growing. I believe growth equals happiness. You pass a test, you feel great! You win a game, it’s exciting. You fall in love and oh, the butterflies. And when you fail, you have learned something. But when you do nothing different everyday, life gets boring; depressing.
So if you are depressed, or even content, learn something new; meet someone who can challenge you. Grow! Surround yourself with people who can and will help you. Change your network.
On that note, here are some more sayings:
Your network is your net worth.
There is power in proximity.
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