Surround Yourself with Good People

Surround Yourself with Good People

Surround Yourself with Good People

Willy Renandya, 8 June 2023

We all know that the friends we hang out with can really influence our lives. This is because the people we spend time with can shape how we think, act, and feel.

If we work with a group of hard-working and dedicated language educators, we might become equally diligent and devoted language teaching professionals as well.

If you want to become a good language teacher, do surround yourself with highly effective teachers. Talk to them and learn from them!

But if we are surrounded by apathetic and unenthusiastic colleagues, we might just become a dull and lifeless teacher.

So if we want to become the best that we can be, we should surround ourselves with people who can bring out the best in us.

What can these people do to you? Here are some obvious benefits:

The Power of Positive Vibes

When you hang out with positive, motivated, and inspiring folks, their good energy rubs off on you. It’s like magic! They lift you up, encourage you to go beyond your limits, and inspire you to do great things.

When you’re surrounded by people who bring out the best in you, it’s hard not to adopt their positive mindset and grow as a person.

Friends and Colleagues Who Support You

Having a strong support system is like having your own superhero team. When you’re surrounded by friends who believe in you, cheer you on, and give you helpful feedback, you feel more confident and motivated to chase your dreams.

These wholesome friends become your rock when times get tough, helping you overcome challenges and come back even stronger.

They celebrate your successes, give you advice, and encourage you to keep going. With friends like these, you can achieve anything!

Stepping Out of Your Comfort Zone

Sticking to what’s comfortable may feel nice, but it won’t help you grow. That’s where your nurturing friends come in!

When you’re around people who challenge you to try new things and take risks, amazing things happen.

These friends see your potential, even when you doubt yourself, and they push you to explore new ideas and opportunities for personal growth.

It’s like having your own personal cheerleaders who want you to succeed!

Feedback is Key

Getting helpful feedback is like finding a treasure chest full of opportunities to improve.

When you’re surrounded by friends who genuinely want you to do well, they give you feedback that helps you see your weaknesses and areas where you can get better.

They also keep you accountable for your actions and commitments, which keeps you motivated and on track to achieve your goals.

Their feedback may sound harsh and unpleasant to hear, but good feedback rarely sounds nice!!

Indeed, if you surround yourself with people who only give you positive feedback, you may not be able to grow professionally.

Energy and Inspiration

Positive energy is contagious! When you’re with people who are enthusiastic, passionate, and optimistic, it’s like catching their excitement and motivation.

Their energy rubs off on you and helps you develop a similar mindset. It gives you the courage to face challenges with a positive attitude and stay strong when things get tough.

Being around motivated and ambitious individuals ignites your own inner fire and helps you go after your dreams like a boss!

Here’s the bottom line

The people you choose to spend time with can have a big impact on your life. So, why not choose wisely?

Surround yourself with awesome friends who bring out your best qualities, support you, challenge you, give you feedback, and inspire you to be the best version of yourself.

I’ve been fortunate to have been surrounded with lots of good, nurturing friends and colleagues who have helped me grow professionally. I am forever grateful to them.

You too deserve to be around people who believe in you and encourage you to shine bright. So go ahead and build your healthy social circle.

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