Whether it be in the classroom, on the playing field, or in your career, getting positive feedback raises you to the next level. If you want to be the best, flock with the best- even if they’re better than you. When you surround yourself with positive people, it will only make you better. Negative people will only bring you down.
I always wrestled athletes that were older and better, and I got my ass kicked many times, but it took me to another level every time I did it. When I studied in college, I did it with the “smarter students” and my grades improved. I was never afraid of being 2nd best to the others. Because I was unafraid, I became the best, both in wrestling and in my studies.
You will harbor what you witness…in other words, when others around you succeed, you will too. It may take some time but it’s worth it. Whatever career you have, put in the proper time to get better and surround yourself with those you want to be like. Who knows, you may even exceed the success of the ones you surround yourself with. And that is…. “Awesome”