When we were young, being with peers of our own age was the only thing we were interested in. We had similar interests and lived in the same community and attended the same schools.
As we became older, we kept some of the friends we grew up with, but we also met new friends. Not everyone graduated from Elementary, Junior High or High school and moved in the same direction. Even after college, some may have found new friends because somewhere along the line, they were growing and their interests were changing.
I noticed that as I became older, I wanted to know more. I wanted to learn more and I wanted to connect with those who could make that happen for me. I discovered that everyone I knew, or may have hung with, at the time, wasn’t interested in going in the same direction I wanted to go in. That’s when my social circle changed.
I was looking to follow my interests and passions. I allowed myself to be open to embracing not only new people, but people who knew more than I did when it came to the things I wanted to achieve.
When you desire more, something happens as a result. That’s when the door opens and the opportunity presents itself for you to meet the people who can take you to the next level.
All of the things that I was interested in doing or becoming became a reality. This would not have happened if I stayed, exclusively, in the same circles.
If you are the smartest person in the room, you need to leave and find those who are smarter than you. It is necessary for the growth and the expansion of your mind. If you find that you are not learning anything new or challenged in new ways, you need to add new faces to your social circle. Let people say whatever they want about you. Never mind.
We should always be growing and learning and learning and growing! That is the only way to have something to give back to our community and even add to our present relationships.
I believe in giving back! Take the things you’ve learned, and develop them, and share what you’ve learned with others! You will now have more to bring to the table and you will develop into your full potential!