November 28, 2020

Why You Should Learn from Doers, not from Teachers

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Learning is necessary for our existence. Just like food nourishes our physical bodies, information, and continued learning nourishes our minds. But we should also be careful about from whom we are learning.

I have wasted my 4 years of precious time on learning agriculture subjects from the teachers who never cultivated any crop in the crop field.

I also wasted my 2 more years by learning MBA from those teachers who had never done any kind of business in their real life.

After I finished my MBA degree in 2017, I have applied my teacher’s knowledge in my business. But I miserably failed.

The reason was, my University teachers taught me what they learned by studying, but not by doing. Their past historical theory based teaching doesn’t work in today’s business world. Real businesses are far more different than academic book study.

The Lesson I Learned

From those above experiences, I realized that I won’t be able to become a business person with the learning I have learned from my teachers.

The lesson I learned was that “instead of teachers learn from doers.” Learn from those who got the result that you want.

Don’t learn from the people who are just giving you book knowledge and advice but implementing nothing. They are not going to take you ahead.

 Learn from the people who are really implementing and investing their energy, focus, and determinations to achieve their goals; those are already working on that same field and achieve the same success that you want.

For example, if you want to start a business, don’t learn from the teacher, who has never done any business in their life.

Instead, learn from a businessman who is doing the same business that you want to start, achieved the same success that you desire to achieve.

If you want to become an expert video editor, learn from that person who is an expert in video editing.

If you have a desire to become a great public speaker, learn from that person who is giving great speeches on the stage.

Old Myths about Old Age

We sometimes take advice from the people based on age. We think that old age people can give us good advice because they have seen the world a much longer time than us.

But this is not true at all. We don’t need to seek advice from the people based on their age.

We need to take advice from the people based on their results, based on their outcome. See their results first. If their results match with your goal then you can go for learning from them.

Don’t Take any Advice from Wrong People

Sometimes we go for taking advice from almost anyone. We go to the person who has no experience in that particular field we are seeking advice to.

To make it clear, I want to ask you a question.

 If you want to become a dancer, would you go to a mechanic to learn dancing?

Or would you go to a cook to learn computer programming?

Absolutely not!

If you want to become an excellent dancer, you need to go to a person who is excellent at dancing.

I am very selective when the question comes to taking advice. Even I have stopped taking advice from the sources that can only offer Mediocre Information.

How to achieve any goal in very less time

Make a list of what you want to learn or whatever goal you set to achieve. Then search for the person who already has achieved the same goal.

See what they are doing. Learn from them and do exactly what they are doing.

In this way, you will not just only save your time, energy, and effort from wasting, but also can achieve your goal much faster than you have ever achieved before.

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