Oct 29, 2012

Staying on course

"The best kinds of people to surround yourself with are those whose challenging questions make you squirm and check yourself.
 If you don’t have a mentor, find one.
If you don’t have friends who keep you honest, find them.
If you keep focusing on so-called haters and not your goals, check yourself.

Each and every one of us works harder when surrounded by people who motivate you. I am not talking about people who will simply soothe your ego by never questioning your actions and instead inflate your inner Napoleon. The people you want are those with whom you can share ideas and who are empowered to tell you honestly when you’ve veered off the path or even when you need a gentle tug to get you moving.

This has been my mantra for some time now and I cannot count the number of times my frustrations have been alleviated by someone who took the time to ask me – “what’s going on with x project?” It's sometimes scary when you put yourself there, where people notice your work and can provide feedback, however, when it's from the right people it can spur personal growth. And who would say no to that?

To my team, I thank you!


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