“You are essentially who you create yourself to be and all that occurs in your life is the result of your own making.” – Stephen Richards

One of the best feelings I have is when I am with a group of friends and I am the dumbest one. Sounds crazy right? Well, let me explain.

As a teenager, because of my interests and life experience, I found myself often being the one my friends came to for their problems or concerns. These things would consist of relationships, investing, family, etc. Now don’t get me wrong, I love helping my friends, but who can I go to if people are going to me?

What I decided to do then was to upgrade my circle of friends. Not because I didn’t like my friends but because I wanted to know what I did not know. This is imperative if you want to grow as a person.

Many entrepreneurs are good at one thing and only one thing. Because of this, they do the opposite of what school teaches you to do (study everything and be a master at nothing). These entrepreneurs do not try to know everything for their business (marketing, SEO, finance, etc.). They hire who they need to fulfil those roles.

If they have a concern with a business opportunity and want to know how they can go about it financially, they call their accountant. If there’s a problem with a patent, they call their lawyers.

Now how does this apply to your life? You must push yourself to upgrade your friends whenever you feel that you’re the smartest in the room. When your phone tells you that there is a system update, you know that the update is meant to clear any bugs or anything lagging. You do it without hesitation. The same should apply to your self.

If you feel that you have absorbed as much as possible from your current group, search for a new one. This doesn’t mean to drop that former group, it just means that you take more time to grow interpersonally by being around those who are wiser and smarter than you.

We all know someone who has had the same friends since elementary and they are all doing the same mundane thing, working the same mundane type of jobs, thinking the same, and think that their youth was the best time of their lives. Do not fall into that category. If you believe that your adolescence is going to be the best time of your life, you have not met interesting or ambitious people.

Just remember, a plant that gets water and sunlight still won’t grow if it is in poor soil.

Until next time,

Live Long and Prosperous.

J.M.

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