People will come and go. But don’t despair: the only person you’re going to have to deal with your whole life is yourself. So focus on that person first.
It may seem sad, or even selfish, but the only way to grow is to get rid of those constraints. Free yourself from the burden of others. If they aren’t growing, leave them behind. It’s time for you to start playing with the big dogs. That’s the quickest way you’ll learn.
There is nothing better for you than personal progress. And in that growth, you will find yourself in the presence of newer, better people. This is because people are drawn to those that are in the same space that they are. Or are heading in the same direction. If you’ve never heard the saying before, or have forgotten it: “If you want to see what your future looks like, look at the people in your life.” Are they better than you or worse? If they’re better than you, stick around. They’ll help you get to where they are. If they’re worse than you, get out. Before they drag you to where they are.
If you aren’t happy with those people, there is no shame in moving forward. And you don’t necessarily have to leave them behind. You can encourage them to grow with you. Growth doesn’t have to be a path that you take on your own. In fact, it’ll probably be easier to grow with someone than to do it on your own. The world needs more people encouraging each other. WE as human beings rely on it, and actually need so little of it. The only thing is, don’t sacrifice your own growth in an attempt to help someone that doesn’t want it. It may not be the easiest road, but it’s the one that leads to the nicer mansion.
Growth keeps things interesting.