November 15, 2012

my two cents: hang with all-stars.

My soccer coach once told me that to improve my game, I had to play with and against people who were better than me. He was right, and it's a philosophy I've held onto long after retiring my cleats.

When you surround yourself with true, incredible people, you become a better friend. Around sharp, creative professionals, you learn and absorb and start to emulate what you see. And alongside a loving, thoughtful husband, you find yourself striving to be the best wife you can be.

"You'll up your game if you surround yourself with all-stars," he said.
I have to say: these days I'm really, really loving my team.

(Photo: Chicago 2010 | My Flickr)

7 comments:

A Thousand Happy Thoughts said... [Reply to comment]

i ve been thinking about this matter for a while now and i guess its true. its just sometimes its hard to accept that someone is better than you:)


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Jorie said... [Reply to comment]

This is such a beautiful thought.

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Laura Marie Meyers said... [Reply to comment]

@A Thousand Happy Thoughts Maybe you don't have to think about it as "better than" — just someone you admire :)

Alice said... [Reply to comment]

Great advice. No jealousy, just inspiration! x

Dree said... [Reply to comment]

I really love this advice. It's such great inspiration!

Nicole Marie said... [Reply to comment]

i so agree... always surround yourself with people who bring you up, make you a better person, and help you grow and be your best

Anna said... [Reply to comment]

great advice and such a lovely post :)