I started my teaching introductory classes to or two white belts at a time. Then I built up to small beginner classes with five or six people. In time I averaged over a hundred people per class in the lunch hour. Now I’ve come full circle and I’m back to teaching tiny classes. I was able to create a sense of and in all cases regardless of class size, location or talent . Your rate of progress towards your goals has much more to do with what is inside your than where you are, who is around you or how many people there are. Know what you want – acquire the to make it possible – formulate a to get there – have the to stay the course and the wisdom to modify the plan in the face of changing circumstances and you can shock the regardless of where you are and who or how many you are surrounded by.