Some advice from TD Jakes, who I love:
If everybody in your life you have to feed and encourage, your crowd is too low. If you're the smartest person you know, your crowd is too low. If everybody is looking to you for help and answers, your crowd is too low.
You need to hang around somebody that INTIMIDATES you, that makes you study, that makes you pray, that makes you grow. You need to get around somebody that is HIGHER.
Because iron sharpens iron.