#mindspark Many times, the best creative thinking comes from setbacks and obstacles.
You don’t chose your friends. They chose you.
Keeping up appearances is never sustainable. So don’t follow that tired, commonly given advice “surround yourself with people better than you.”
The fact is, you won’t find them.
Even if you get into their circles, they will reject you.
People need folks who belong to their ranks and levels. The worst punishment you can mete on yourself is trying to fit in a class that you do not belong. Britons have a word for it: keeping up appearances.
So, don’t try to surround yourself with people better than you. Try to be so good at what you do those people better than you notice and seek you out.
Focus on winning in new territories. In setting a foundation to be the best. Invest in you so that the rest become attracted to your charm.
That is strategic leadership. It is about action. It is not about trying to network with people that are usually egoistic and groups who see no value in you.
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