There’s something I’ve found successful learners have in common:
They learn from other people, without trying to imitate them.
They are voracious learners. – They are never the center of their universe. They are always interested in others. They are always curious, always surrounding themselves with people better than them. Always studying greatness, always learning from others.
But they don’t try to be others. – For example, they can study the writing style of a great writer. But they don’t try to write in that writer’s style. They disseminate the principles and apply them to their own writing style.
When it comes to learning from others, imitation is limitation. But application is power.