Surround yourself with those that challenge you. ✨ My nearest and dearest @ianspring has been my jumping buddy for the past 6 plus years because let's face it, he's killer at them. And, dancing alongside men is one of my favorites - men mostly tend to have different skill sets than me so they push me to grow. (I literally seek them out in every group across the floor in ballet)!
If you want better jumps, dance next to the highest jumpers. If you want the most smooth and elongated adagio, dance next to the one you emulate. If you want to be a fierce business woman, surround yourself and rub elbows with those running sh*t like a champ.
And it's not about being intimitaded or feeling less than because of what someone possesses. It's about seeing that if they have it, so can you. Then, allow them to show you the way. Bonus points if you can do it while ☺️ and 😂!