On paper, this makes a lot of sense. After all, it stands to reason that you are, in part, whom you associate with. They rub off on you, for better or for worse.
But I’ve had trouble generating action items for this chutzpah intervention. Part of it is that I already pick people for their chutzpah superiority to me. Not sure why, but I do. My wife has more chutzpah than I do. My best friend today has more chutzpah than me – way more. I’ve always been drawn to a type of guy friend with chutzpah levels that floor me when I think about it. But I don’t. I like them.
And at the same time I pull away from people who lack chutzpah. An old friend needs my help, but I’ve been putting off engaging with him because he is so lacking in chutzpah it drives me away.
Maybe I should just take a “bye” on this intervention? That would require some chutzpah!