“You hang out with nice people, you get nice friends, y’understand? You hang out with smart people, you get smart friends. You hang out with yo-yo people, you get yo-yo friends! Y’see, it’s simple mathematics.” — Rocky Balboa
Be selective about who you keep in your corner, professionally and socially. The wrong person can have you in prison or worse. The right person can motivate you to reach higher than you ever thought possible. You can have success or guilt by association. The choice is yours.
Make professional development a priority.