Elevate yourself first
"Surround yourself with people who will make you better."
It’s sound advice, sure. When everyone around you is ambitious and creative, you have no choice but to learn and improve yourself. You yourself become ambitious, you yourself become creative.
The advice is a tad flawed as it doesn’t take into account how you can elevate those around you instead. When you’re the person in the group who consistently pushes the boundaries and over delivers, you become the person people want to be around. You have to start looking at the opportunity to grow yourself, perhaps individually, in order to elevate everyone and everything around.
It’s not the others, it’s you. Surrounding yourself with other creative and ambitious people is just a plus, not the end goal.
This series of content is a small experiment. I pledged to create a piece of content on my site for the next 365 days. You can read the opening post here. The posts aren’t limited to thoughts or ideas, they’re really just a way for me to create original content. If you got any feedback/questions, please reach out. Thanks for looking.
Dmitry N. Rusakov