Once you’re good at something, it’s easy to think you’ve got nothing left to learn.
That other men are beneath you, and can teach you nothing.
This is a mistake. Your ego blinding you.
Instead, a cunning man learns to cultivate a Beginner’s Mind.
This doctrine has roots in Eastern Taoist philosophy.
It means embracing humility. Looking at life like you were still an ignorant child. Every task, situation, or venture is approached as if you know nothing about it.
Even if you do.
That way, your mind stays open. Always actively assimilating relevant information. Then, using it for your benefit.
Put aside your Manly ego and arrogance. Yes, you can learn something from just about any person, in any situation. Of course, the lessons differ. But the potential for greater understanding is always there.
Learning from other men is NOT weakness.
No, it’s strength.
Treat your mind like a thirsty sponge. Constantly absorb life-giving knowledge. Especially if you’re already successful in other areas.
That doesn’t mean you let garbage in. Perfect the art of filtering. Fill your mind with only the highest-quality information.
In practice, it means learning exclusively from the best.
Distilling high-quality knowledge and applying it to your own life.
Keeping what works, discarding the rest.
Remember, learning is vital.
But it’s useless without action.
So learn. But then DO. Follow through. Finish.
Never use the philosophy as an excuse to avoid action. Never let it keep you from accomplishing your goals.
Instead use the doctrine as a springboard, a tool.
A way to become a better man.
Be a Finisher, with a Beginner’s Mind.
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