“We can pick our teachers and we can pick our friends and we can pick the books we read and the music we listen to and the movies we see, et cetera. You are a mashup of what you let into your life.” – Paula Scher (designer)
It’s quite useful to reflect on this – what could you change?
On a related theme, and from a previous post:
Assuming it’s even only roughly true, it’s still worth thinking about, at least in a business context!
“You are the average of the five people you spend the most time with” – Jim Rohn
In particular, if you want to get to a new place, spending more time with some different people may make that journey possible or easier although initially it’ll be more difficult or inconvenient.