You need to be in a community where you are held up to higher standards. A place where excellence is expected and demanded from you. An environment that expands your mind. This is important because you cannot succeed alone. God designed us in a way that we cannot achieve great things without the cooperation and input of others. If you’re going to need to have relationships with other human beings. You might as well ensure that you are strategic about it. It is time to make an honest evaluation about the people you fellowship with, and consider if such associations are going to take you closer to your glorious purpose.
Two questions worth your consideration; who do you fellowship with? Who do you ought to fellowship with? An apostolic destiny requires an apostolic fellowship. Let us recall the words of Apostle Paul. “And when James and Cephas and John, who seemed to be pillars, perceived the grace that was given to me, they gave the right hand of fellowship to Barnabas and me, that we should go to the Gentiles and they to the circumcised” (Galatians 2:9 ESV). Apostle Paul here was invited into the apostolic fellowship by the pillars of the faith. The reason many avoid such high-level associations is because of the discipline and excellence such fellowships demand. You should recall how Apostle Paul denounced and rejected John Mark when he perceived indiscipline in the young man (Acts 15:36 – 41).
It is a good thing to be surrounded by the best of the best. You need to consciously build relationships with people at least 10 to 15 years ahead of you. People who have already achieved the things you dream about in the short term. If you only have a circle of friends who are fellow dreamers and seekers like yourself, you will not amount to much. There will be too much foolishness in the room, too many assumptions about how life works, and too much naivety overall. You have to determine the level of contribution you want to give to your world, and seek out strategic fellowships that will take you there.