Most of us go throughout life without wanting to be vulnerable. In our minds, it’s a sign of weakness. However, when we’re trying to achieve something greater than us, other people are always a necessary part of the equation. More often than not, the best thing to do is set aside our pride and learn from others.
Trust & Respect. Before we seek out help or advice, we want to make sure we find people who we trust and respect. We must trust that the person at the other end has our interests in mind. We also need to have a level of respect for them because of what they’ve achieved in the area we need help in.
Ask over time. We don’t want to bombard others all at once unless we’re in a specific situation. Most of the time we want to take people’s advice gradually, so that we can follow up with situational advice. The other person will see that we’ve utilized their advice and will be more willing to continue to mentor or advise us.
Learn from others silently. One of the best ways for us to learn is to learn from others silently. With YouTube videos, podcasts, and books, we have knowledge at our fingertips and we can learn almost anything from our phones. We still have to filter and find the right content, but there has been no other time where this kind of access was possible.
Learning is such a powerful tool. Many of us don’t utilize the access we have and we’re leaving an incredible amount of opportunity on the table. We have one life to max out and achieve what we want. Don’t spend a second longer missing out on what’s out there.
“There is no end to education. It is not that you read a book, pass an examination, and finish with education. The whole of life, from the moment you are born to the moment you die, is a process of learning.” -Jiddu Krishnamurti