Are you inspired or intimidated?

Do you feel intimidated or inspired/determined when you are surrounded by people that are better at it than you?

I love dance classes. For me, it’s hard to imagine a better way to get a workout. Great music and ladies having fun shaking it up for an hour. The thing is, most of the people in the room are great dancers and/or have been at it for years. So, when new people come to class, they have one of two reactions: This looks like a blast! I can’t wait to do it again. Or. I have no idea what I am doing/I’ll never get it. I’m not coming back.

The difference is all in the attitude. Many of the people who come regularly aren’t great dancers, but they have a great time. They see opportunities, not challenges. That’s the difference between successful people and those that aren’t. They look at others as an inspiration and a challenge to get better. They believe that surrounding themselves with people that are better at it than them will lead to better results.

Which perspective do you take? How can you inspire yourself to achieve new heights?

Check out my new book, Leading the High-Performing Company. In the chapter about developing your knights of the roundtable, you’ll find more tips about how to surround yourself with people that will challenge you to grow.

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