By definition, networking is the ‘action or process of interacting with others to exchange information and develop professional or social contacts.’ So, in fact, it’s a way for like-minded professionals to spark inspiration and get ideas flowing.
It’s important to know that you don't have to network in order to fulfill your definition of success. I’ve been considered a ‘social butterfly’ most of my life. I enjoy meeting new people, hearing different stories and expanding my horizons. I’m drawn to that. Some people aren’t, and that's okay too.