Surrounding Yourself with Great People
Previously, I’ve written about the idea that instead of surrounding yourself with smarter people, surround yourself with people playing different games.
Here’s a different take on that common piece of advice from UFC Legend, Ken Shamrock:
To become great, you need someone better you can learn from, someone lessor you can teach, & someone equal that can challenge you.
I’ve always interpreted smarter people as those that are more experienced and skilled than me. In this case, “Great People” includes not only those who are more experienced and skilled, but someone earlier in their journey that I can teach. Teaching is one of the best ways of learning after all. Additionally, “Great People” include those that are equal with similar or greater levels of ambition. These people can challenge you, cheer you on, and motivate you to do better.