Do you really need to surround yourself with great people?
One of the hard realty and the principles of life is that you are the average of 5 people you spend most of your time with.
Great people intentionally work to surround themselves with amazing people who inspire them to bring the best out of them.
Though it feels awesome to be with amazing people, it takes time to be there.
Do you want to search for your tribe?
Here are five tips to help you surround yourself with Greatness.
Make a commitment
If you want to surround yourself with great people to learn from them and bring the best out of you, you should decide to commit. Once you consciously make a commitment, you will find ways to make these things happen. Ask yourself what kind of people inspires you, who can help you achieve your wildest dreams and then go for it.
You will have to let go some of your old friends
This can be a hard step for you. But if you are working hard to excel in one direction and your old friends pull you in the other direction, you are not moving. As you take a step towards evolving as a person you will observe that some of your friends are not growing at the same rate as you. Most probably they are not dreaming on the same scale as you do. If your friends are negative and shoot down your ideas or aspirations, you should let them go.
Open to new challenges and experiences
Visit places were inspiring and interesting people hangout. Go to conferences, meet-up groups, workshops, TEDx events and skill share events. All of them are great options to find and surround yourself with people who will support you in your pursuit or at least share the same vision. Opportunities are everywhere if you are willing to look around and are open to take advantage of them. When you meet the kind of people you know you should surround yourself with, be friendly with them, grab their contact information and make sure to follow up.
Seek extraordinary communities
Increasingly more and more groups of extraordinary people are joining hands in a bid to help each other reach new heights. These communities offer a great way to meet several awesome people at once.
Find great people online
Internet can be a great boon on your pursuit to practice greatness. It’s an excellent place to find and meet like-minded people. If you search around, you will find tons of communities of people who can inspire you and help you grow as a person. Whenever you come across a website or a blog or a comment posted at the bottom of any article that hints you that their work is aligned with your goals and dreams, send them email and try to build relationship with them. You will not be successful every time, but by being persistent you will over time make good friends.