The Smartest Person in the Room

We’re all smart, but that can present a big problem for some of us. If we’re the smartest person in the room, it often means that we find ourselves in a situation where there’s little chance we’re going to learn anything new.

If there’s no one there who’s got something to teach us, then there’s no where for us to go but down.

Motivational speaker Jim Rohn famously said “You are the average of the five people you spend the most time with.” Author and entrepreneur Tim Ferris added “…so do not underestimate the effects of your pessimistic, unambitious, or disorganized friends. If someone isn’t making you stronger, they’re making you weaker.”

Smart people look to others who are ahead of them in the process, and spend their time and money being mentored by the people who are already where they want to be.

Maybe it’s time we found ourselves a new room.

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