Being successful in your field usually means you find a whole new set of problems you didn't expect before. This can be isolating as your life's path diverges from your peers. To maintain a healthy perspective, build relationships with new peers.
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As tips site Dumb Little Man explains, becoming successful can be isolating. Unless everyone you know also works in the same field you do, they're probably going to relate to your problems less as time goes on. The more success you achieve, the more isolated you can feel. To combat this, it's helpful to build relationships — not just business relationships, but real friendships — with the people who know what you're going through:
Success can be lonely, because most people aren't prepared to do the hard work needed to achieve something. The struggles you face along the way can be isolating as fewer people understand what you are going through. As a result, it's easy to assume that your problems are unique. The good news is: they're not. Every problem you've ever faced has been encountered and dealt with by someone in the past.
Other people have been through your situation. The details might take a slightly different form or shape, but overall, your problems are probably similar to someone else's. You're not as alone as you think. At every stage in your life and progression, there are people who have been through what you're facing and found a way to push past their difficulties. Remember, if someone else can do it, you can find a way out, too.
Of course, that doesn't mean leaving your current friends behind. There's nothing wrong with maintaining an outside perspective (in fact, that can be very helpful). However, if you're afraid to build relationships with new people, you might find yourself uncomfortably isolated and start doubting everything you do, even though it's all perfectly normal.
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