Are you the smartest person in the room?
There is a saying that “If you are the smartest person in the room, then you are in the wrong room.” ~ Confucius
The environment you are in can significantly impact your ability to grow and achieve the growth you desire. It can inhibit your ability to change or make the choices required for the development needed.
Often, people cannot directly see the impact of their environment on their overall growth because they are too closely attached to it. You are not a victim of it; you are in charge of where you are and can change it.
Having outside objective observers can help with this process, but you must be open to their assessments. Ideally, this observer should be an individual who is detached from your environment and experienced in giving this type of observation. This assessment could come from a senior leader in the field, a mentor, or a coach.
“You are the average of the five people you spend the most time with, including yourself.” ~Jim Rohn
Who are you choosing to spend your time with? Are these people adding value to your environment or detracting from it? Do they hold you accountable and challenge you for growth? Do they help you identify your blind spots, or are they just an echo chamber?
Coaches can help you identify value adds or detractors from your environment and hold you accountable for executing that growth. If that interests you, reach out to me at https://www.cpf-coaching.com/long-term-coaching