The importance of surrounding yourself with the right people
“Listen to your inner-voice. Surround yourself with loving, nurturing people. Fall in love with your art and find yourself. Music is the great communicator.”
— Glenn Hughes
Whatever you choose to do with your life you’ll always be dealing with people. It’s all about people.
Sometimes the best of intentions can go sour. We see people in need and reach out a helping hand. We’re met with a critical glare and the question “why do you want to help me?”. It’s too bad. But people need to choose.
If the person’s view is that the whole world’s out to get you, then they’re choosing those people. And you have to accept the fact that some people don’t want to be helped. It’s not that there’s anything wrong with them, it’s just how they choose to do and view things.
Choose people with care. Make sure that you share the same values. It’s helpful if you can challenge each other and hold opposite views. As long as there’s mutual respect it’s a great opportunity for growth!
All we need to find is the perfect match.
The perfect match. See… See what I did there? Yeah…
Reach just outside of what you think you’re able to handle. When you stretch yourself beyond the limits of your abilities you grow. The rewards are greater than you can imagine. Looking forward you might think “How the hell am I going to do this?”. But when you look back you’ll think “How the hell did I do that!?!”.
“Surround yourself with only people who are going to lift you higher.”
— Oprah Winfrey
“Whatever you do in life, surround yourself with smart people who’ll argue with you.”
— John Wooden
“Surround yourself with people who are smarter than you.”
— Russell Simmons
“One way to stay grounded in the entertainment industry is to surround yourself with very good people that will constantly remind you how uncool you are.”
— Lauren Conrad
“I think this industry can be tough on everyone. You have to surround yourself with supportive people and know when to put your foot down and do what’s best for you and your family. The first few years in the music industry can be a steep learning curve, and I’ve definitely developed a thicker skin!”
— Rebecca Ferguson
“Surround yourself with people you can always learn something from. Always work with people that are better at their craft than you are.”
— Tony Vincent
“You’re not going to be great at everything. Surround yourself with people that can compliment you so you can work together and then everybody can be successful.”
— Jonathan Tisch
Originally published at blog.zacscy.com on January 27, 2014.