In life, mistakes are inevitable and completely unavoidable. We must realize that we are in a constant learning curve that will never cease to exist and one which we must embrace.

It’s a steady progression of advancement and retreat until the day we leave this planet. With this in mind, we must strive for continuous growth. To do otherwise would be foolish and a mistake that we will pay dearly for.

This is why being open minded is of the utmost importance. There will always be someone out there that is more skilled, experienced, and better than us.

With this realization, it becomes clear that we must not be judgmental but rather receptive to the many teachers that will cross our paths.

They will come in many shapes and forms, but they always have the best of intentions. To pass knowledge, teach, and transform us into better versions of ourselves.

We can choose to adopt their words or discard them just as fast. Becoming a student of life is the best thing we can do for ourselves and is something all great achievers encourage.

From Warren Buffett, Bill Gates, and Elon Musk. These titans of industry preach the benefits of learning and continuous improvement. To ignore these sages would not be wise as they are some of the most wealthy individuals to walk this earth.

They say that the person who thinks they know everything learns nothing and it’s entirely correct. How many times have we tried to help others, but they refused to listen to our words of guidance.

Instead, they chose the more difficult path and struggled in the process. I have done this multiple times with my parents and have witnessed the importance of heeding the advice of those who have experience.

Often times listening to their words of wisdom could have saved me much time and effort, but I chose otherwise.

We must use this as a measuring stick for improvement and persistently seek out information and those who hold it. Let’s take advantage of the digital age and strive to acquire as much knowledge as possible.

This will help us minimize our mistakes and serve as shortcuts that will save us time, money, and energy. We must use books as a tool to sharpen our wit and strengthen our intellectual prowess.

Let’s consume educational videos and leverage the information to catapult us to new levels of achievement. With this mindset not only will we have a better chance of success we almost guarantee it.

We must accept the role of the student and find our own Mr. Miyagi. Forever welcoming the wax on, wax off approach to life and becoming formless like water.

Let’s become flexible, adaptive, but most importantly receptive as we continue on this journey towards enlightenment. To do otherwise would be selling ourselves short and an egregious error.

Posted by Victor Figueroa

Hi, I'm Victor Figueroa and I love growth and personal development. I strive to be better than yesterday and my mission is to help inspire everyone to reach their full potential. Let's grow together as we travel through this changing world in search of health, wealth, and happiness.

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