How often have you felt inspired by the lives of the people around you? How many times have you shared the regret of close one about a wrong decision that caused a major setback or ruined their careers and businesses? More importantly, how often have you learned from the right and wrong decisions of your friends and acquaintances?
Do you truly believe that everything that we do and everyone that we meet in our path teaches us something or other- if we’re willing to pay attention? We need to learn because there is a lesson to learn at every bend of our life. Learn with joy – learn from sorrow and every shade of life.
While it is true that life is a constant struggle, it is also not right to deny the fact that we are every day faced with countless situations that provide us an opportunity to learn from the experience of others. If we try adapting even some part of this learning into our lives, we are sure to enjoy a better and happier lifestyle full of contentment and peace.
If we look around we can learn a lot from every person we meet, right from a toddler to the old grandfather we come across every day. The key is to know which are the lessons what they have that we need to cultivate in our own personality for ensuring a better life.
Now you may ask, “How do I develop the skill of learning from others”. Well, like any other skill, learning is not a one day task. You need to constantly observe people around you and try to grasp their best aspects. For example, observing a toddler trying to learn to walk, can teach you the importance of remaining persistent in your efforts of achieving your goals. Similarly, a street sweeper can teach to give your 100% in whatever you do, even when you know that you have to do it all over again the very next day.
Learning is a constant process and it is not only limited to guidance obtained through books and journals but also through the extremely insignificant incidents in life.
Most often we ignore what we have learned from others simply because it hurts our ego. We often feel that our judgment and perception of things is better than the other person which often makes us repeat the mistakes that we have so often seen them make and repent. Rather than aspiring for perfection, we need to learn the art of learning from the good and bad experiences of others and using them to improve the quality of our own lives. This can help us avoid many unpleasant circumstances and enrich our lives with contentment and happiness besides helping us attain phenomenal success.
Only people with a positive attitude and an open mindset are able to recognize that they are treading the same path that others have followed before them.
Every person touches our lives in some small manner and whether or not we learn from that encounter, no matter how brief, is only up to us. We need to understand that all of us have our strengths and weaknesses but what makes us truly great is the ability to adapt the strengths of others.