My tendency is to seek out people more intelligent than me. Lowering your ego and allowing someone to influence you in a good way is probably the wisest choice you can make in your life.
Discovering minds more powerful than yours is a journey in an of itself. It might be a hard journey, as ego will often cloud your judgment, which means that your bar will be set rather sometimes too high.
But if you can’t find people in your near vicinity, don’t be afraid to dive into the books, seeking the council of people who you’ve never met. Or maybe you never will.