Are you surrounding yourself with people who are like mirrors or like windows?
Mirrors reflect your image back to you, right? So, these are the people who show you and tell you what you want to see and hear. They reinforce your opinions and beliefs, but fail to reveal anything new.
On the other hand, windows are transparent and provide a portal to the outside. These are people who provide new perspective. You may not always like what they disclose or unveil, but the contents are likely to be a something new for you to consider.
Choose the window.
Sure, peering into mirrors might help us feel good, validated, reassured. And venturing a glance out a window may leave us feeling vulnerable or uncertain.
But only windows can broaden our view, introduce new, external stimulus, and shape our thinking with additional texture or perspective.
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