Plus Minus Equal
Here’s an idea from Ryan Holliday.
You need a:
PLUS — someone farther along to teach you, so you don’t have to make all the mistakes yourself
MINUS — someone coming up behind you who you can teach, so you can gain clarity
EQUAL — someone to compete with, so you both get better.
You need all three.
But you don’t necessarily need to know them in real life.
Who are yours?