It sounds good, but still questionable, Brian.
For instance, what wrong about talking good about those, who inspire you or who you love or respect. It's more about gossip. Not in general. On top of that, it is very difficult to do, if not impossible, in a workplace. In many cases you just have to be prepared to deal with it. To face toxic people and to stand up to them if it needs.
If I may modify your quote slightly to reflect my thoughts:
"Surround yourself with people and things that elevate your spirit."
P.s. I think I understand what Brian meant. We surround ourselves with people who inspire us with their visions and ideas as they can be our role models, but this does not mean that we avoid people who don't provide us with ideas. As an example, our family members or colleagues may not provide with ideas and grand visions all the time, but they give us love and companionship. (Both of you have valid perspectives.)