Angel Lopez, a tennis coach in San Diego (my former boss) was at a tennis conference this weekend learning from others to improve his skills. This is a coach who has coached multiple top 5 players in the world including the #1 doubles player in the world-Kelly Jones. In my observation, with all this previous success, he realizes what has helped him over the years is his willingness to be open to learning from others.
Another example is Tim Ferriss, a 3x NY Times Best Selling Author, consistently is interviewing other artists/authors and asking them what their daily routines look like. How are they putting out their best writing? He is relentlessly trying to master his craft.
The third example in the business/coaching world is Tony Robbins. Here is a guy who read over 700 books in 7 years on human behavior-why we do what we do. He says, less than 10% of people who buy a non-fiction book actually read past the 1st chapter!! Yet, he chose to read that many books cover to cover because he wanted to learn. For the past four years he has been interviewing the top people in the financial world in the U.S. to see what makes them tick and find out why they have been so successful with finances. He has found that they have an insatiable hunger to learn more about their field. Tony has worked with Nelson Mandela, Mother Teresa, President Clinton, Andre Agassi and Serena Williams just to name a few people that have achieved enormous heights in their professions. He is not resting on what he has done though. He says, "if you are not learning and growing, you are dying." He wants to know more by learning from others.
Be relentless about learning. I believe it's lot more fun to keep learning and growing instead of thinking you are good enough and have all the answers.
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