“Following the crowd never gets you very far.”
—Robin Sharma, Canadian Author of The Monk Who Sold His Ferrari
It is human nature to want to belong to our professional and personal communities. We tend to thrive and live longer, happier lives due to the supportive relationships around us.
Following the crowd and group think, however, is rarely associated with extraordinary levels of achievement and excellence. When one looks at the subject of personal mastery, important relationships with role models, mentors, teachers, and coaches are always involved. And yet, they evolve and change over time, to propel people forward, often leaving once valued relationships behind.
Where in your life have you and are you following the crowd? How has doing so held you back from going even further in either your personal or professional life?
What bolder, more courageous actions can and will you take to realize even more of your fullest potential?