Big fish, little pond
You may be a big fish in a little pond, but the internet has softened the boundaries of the ponds we occupy.
Does this mean we need to compare ourselves to all the other fish in the world? No.
But it does challenge us to know what’s going on elsewhere. To lift our head up once in a while to see what others are doing. To learn from the best in our fields of interest. To engage with other thought leaders.
If we don’t — if all we ever see is what’s in our little pond — we’re cheating ourselves out of our greatest potential.