Becoming The Change Podcast (Episode 695): Surround Yourself With People You Can Learn From

Welcome to the Becoming The Change Podcast. Each daily reading focuses on a different quote on how we can best apply it to our own moral compass and one of the five areas in Social Emotional Learning: Self-Awareness, Self-Management, Social Awareness, Relationship Skills and Responsible Decision Making. Thank you for listening and we hope you consider subscribing to the podcast for future episodes.

Becoming The Change: Surround Yourself With People You Can Learn From

“Try to never be the smartest person in the room. And, if you are, I suggest you invite smarter people…or find a different room.”

-Michael Dell

Today’s quote from CEO of Dell Technologies Michael Dell is one that it’s message focuses on the importance that we surround ourselves with those that are smarter than us and we should not be the smartest one there. This does not necessarily mean book smart or street smart but rather both as I believe a truly smart person is well balanced in either. We should always be learning, always growing intellectually and social/emotionally. Jim Rohn once said that we are the average of the the five people we spend the most time with. If that is the case we need to pay attention a little bit more as to who is in the room with us. Are they “yes” people that will agree with everything you say or will they challenge the status quo or you if need be? Are they people who belittle you or others or are they ones that lift you or others up? These and many other factors and/or qualities is what makes those relationships positive or negative ones. Make sure to really know, understand and become more so aware of these social settings you are in. Choose wisely in who you choose to hang out with as the ultimate relationship it will the most effect on is the one with yourself.

What does this quote mean to you and how can you apply today’s message towards becoming more socially aware?

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