Why being around people you can learn from is so important?

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Flowing river or a stagnant pond? Which one are you?

A lot of things in life depend on the people we associate ourselves with. They say that you’re the average of the five people spend the most time with, and I think it is so true.

“You are who you surround yourself with. I know that’s such a cliche quote, but it’s true.”

– Selena Gomez

I’ve always been an inquisitive and observant person who likes to be a lifelong learner, be it inspiring philosophical ideas, personal financial management, technical and subject matter learnings, home & work organization and self-development. Being around people who I can observe, ask and discuss ideas and work ethics has helped me immensely to make incremental and progressive changes in myself. One doesn’t need a formal mentor or a work setting to learn from people around. All that one needs is a growth and learning mindset – curiosity. Willingness to learn is a key factor.

Not being the smartest person in the room is great, that way you get to observe and learn. Being like a sponge – receptive and open to new learning is a wonderful quality to imbibe in our daily lives. People from all walks of life have something to offer to us – be it lessons on kindness and empathy or learning to say NO or healthy and mindful eating. IF YOU LOOK FOR IT, YOU WILL SURELY FIND IT.

Life will present to you, what you’re willing to learn. 🙂 Be curious, stay humble. 

“Surround yourself with people that want more out of life.

That won’t settle for average.

People that you can connect with on a deeper level.

Keep your circle fresh. Keep your circle full of quality rather than quantity. Full of cool ass humans that you can be yourself around.

People that fill you up with nothing but love. People that want to see you succeed. People that GET IT.

Good circle, good life!”

― Genereux Philip

10 thoughts on “Why being around people you can learn from is so important?

  1. Very true. I think if the people who you surround yourself with are stagnant it really demotivates you from pushing yourself and you can end up not growing as a person. It is good to have people around you who you can look up to in some way and who can inspire you to do and become a better person.

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