Surround yourself with people in at least as much of a hurry, at least as inquisitive, at least as focused as you are. Surround yourself by people who encourage and experience productive failure, and who are driven to make a difference.No man or woman is an island, after all. We are greatly influenced by those we associate with. So as you ask yourself where you are headed, also ask who you are making the journey with.
What's contagious: standards, ethics, culture, expectations and most of all, the bar for achievement.
(Sorry grammar folks for ending sentences with a preposition. I like it better this way.)