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One of the most important tricks to remaining passionate about your work and ambitions is to surround yourself with people who support you. As Mark Twain says:
“Keep away from people who try to belittle your ambitions. Small people always do that, but the really great makes you feel that you, too, can become great.”
– Mark Twain
Surround yourself with people who inspire you and help you develop your skills, even if that’s just by watching TED!