“If you are the smartest person in the room, then you are in the wrong room.”
There is something powerful that happens when you are in a room with exceptionally smart and talented people.
There is an old saying that “a rising tide lifts all ships.” The same thing occurs when you work with and associate with people that are smarter than you. You become smarter. The entire room gets smarter and more powerful.
There are two ways that you can look at being in that room. You can either see it as intimidating and threatening OR you can embrace the opportunity to learn and grow and recognize that you can add to the conversation as well by asking insightful questions and seeking new knowledge and information.
If you aren’t in a room with smarter people than you then by default you are operating from a place of fear and choosing to limit your growth. Seems like a pretty poor choice to me…