Habit #3: Learn from People You Admire
Another habit that’s closely related to reading every day is to learn from people you admire.
Because of history we’ll always have heroes and iconic people to look up to. They inspired us through their way of life and legacy. And a great part of success is to apply their teachings and guidance.
Luckily for all of us this has created a never-ending cycle of greatness that connects all of us. We take inspiration from the people who came before us and create actions that inspire others that come after us.
We Are More Connected Than Ever
Today, it’s easier than ever to learn from people you admire. Technology now gives you access to people you admire without ever having to meet them.
There’s no need for seminars or 1-on-1 meetings; especially if it’s not necessary. You can learn from the people you admire through their books, interviews, art, speeches and any medium at your fingertips.
You are more connected to anyone you admire than you can ever imagine. And it may not even have to be someone who’s not immediately or physically accessible.
You also have the option of family, partners, and close friends.
Admiration and inspiration can come from anywhere.
How To Learn From People You Admire
Now, it’s just a matter of reaching out and learning from them. Focus on one 1-3 three people at a time. Consider your 24 hours and discern what metrics of your time you can commit to the people you admire and want to learn from.
Just like school, a student can only learn from a limited amount of subjects at a time. Do not overwhelm yourself with too many classes of your favorite teachers in conjunction with your daily life.
- Read their books, blogs, and emails.
- Watch their interviews and speeches
- Model their habits (if applicable to your lifestyle)
- Copy them and apply their advice (if applicable, modify if not)
Beware of the Pedestal
There’s nothing wrong with admiring people or wanting the success and accomplishments they have achieved.
Just make sure your admiration doesn’t turn into blind obsession and allegiance. Don’t ever fanboy or fangirl over someone to the point that you think they can do no wrong.
The people you admire are also human beings and not infallible.
The problem with placing your admirers on a pedestal is that they will always end up looking down on you.
So use critical thinking and discern what information you’re learning from them. Cross-check it with other people.
Even with the people you admire, you can learn from their rivals or other viewpoints that are different from them.
You may find weaknesses in their worldview and improve upon them for your trading purposes.
It’s good to trust the people you admire but it’s better to verify that they stand by what they preach.
You Are One Person And Can’t Do It Alone
Success isn’t a single variable. It just doesn’t come from hard work alone. It also comes from proper education and guidance.
That is why we need loving parents, good teachers, and certified experts in our lives. They offer experience and wisdom we could never realize in our lifetime.
They’ve made all the mistakes so you don’t have to and they’ll even be there if you don. It’s okay to defer to other people you admire for their expertise and knowledge.
Think of them as the assembling instructions that come with the foundation of success you want to build.
You’re going to need some help along the way.
And accepting help when necessary is admirable itself.
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