“The challenge is finding a place that creates the change you seek” ~ Seth Godin
My buddy Erik sent me one of Seth Godin’s posts (the link is at the bottom of this post). I love Godin wisdom.
This post was entitled “Your Social Thermometer.” He asks, “Would you rather be the smartest person in the room or the least informed?”
If you’re the smartest, you can be generous and teach others. If you’re the least informed, you can level up. Godin feels that this is the best place to be. I agree.
Someone once said that you’re the average of the five people you hang out with. (Anyone know who that’s attributed to?) If you hang with folks who are way smarter than you, you’ll be the average of that group, and smarter than you think, with room to grow.
If you’re the smartest person in the room, you’re actually the average of the room and not as smart as you think.
Godin notes that it’s easy to decide to level up, but “it takes guts to put yourself into a mix where it’s actually going to happen.”
How About You
So, what’s your goal: To be the smartest person or to level up and grow?
If the latter, what do you do put yourself in places to create the change you seek?
If you desire to the former, are you generous enough to help others level up? How do you do that?
Of course, it’s not always one or the other. Sometimes we’re smarter than others, sometimes (more often than not in my case) not so much.
By the way, here’s the link to Seth Godin’s post.
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