When's the last time you had a conversation with someone whose intelligence and wisdom scared the hell out of you?
When's the last time you saw a play, or a dance exhibition, or a painting, that made you immediately want to go out and become a better artist?
You need to surround yourself with those types of people . . . because those are the ones that force you to improve.
You need to get better at what you do.
You know that right?
And you know that if the only people you associate with are people with comparable skill level's then it is going to be hard to improve, right?
Find some people who knock you out of your comfort zone and send you flying back to the drawing board.
Those are the people that will make all the difference in your career.