The law of averages ...
You're The Average Of The Five People You Spend The Most Time With -- Jim Rohn, https://www.jimrohn.com/
Interesting statement that might change over time? In Kindergarten and School the five kids in scope are different from a character perspective than the five people that will be around you later in your life.
More details about the initial statement at https://www.businessinsider.com/jim-rohn-youre-the-average-of-the-five-people-you-spend-the-most-time-with-2012-7?IR=T
From my personal experience I can say the following:
- It is helpful to know your weakness, but improving on skills is much easier than on character traits. You would be surprised, what you can change when you have the right motivation to do it
- Surround yourself with smarter people to learn something, steal with pride and try to copy and transfer
- Use "bad people and characters" to avoid mistakes and find your own better way to do something
- Be aware that you are in several five people groups for other guys. Support, mentor and coach them and share your knowledge and expertise. Will also help yourself, minimum with a good feeling 😉
- Helping other people to grow can be a lot of fun and satisfactory. And it is a long-term investment that will pay off sooner or later
Some helpful material to check out:
- America’s CEOs Seek a New Purpose for the Corporation https://fortune.com/longform/business-roundtable-ceos-corporations-purpose/
- An FBI Behaviour Expert Explains How to Quickly Build Trust With Anyone https://medium.com/personal-growth/an-fbi-behaviour-expert-explains-how-to-quickly-build-trust-with-anyone-94a05be01cea
- 7 Qualities That Make a Good Mentor (and How to Find Someone Who Has Them All) https://www.themuse.com/advice/how-to-find-qualities-good-mentor
- Insights from Getting to Yes by Roger Fisher and William Ury https://files.convertkitcdnm.com/assets/documents/4427/2397693/Getting_to_Yes.pdf