Are you teachable?

Ever meet someone that you wanted to learn from? They have mastered something that you want to learn. Painting, guitar, martial arts, yoga, a trade, anything. They have even agreed to teach it to you. They tell you exactly what to do. Do you do it?

Most people don't. I have participated in several spiritual practices and business mentorships. In all of these settings, there were hundreds of "students." There was a common pattern. The students that did what there teacher told them to do succeeded and thrived. The others did not. This seems obvious. But what is interesting is how small the percentage was. I estimate that less than one percent did all the things their teacher told them to do.

So what about the other 99 percent? They are not teachable. They pick and choose as many of the teachings and disciplines that are convenient. But they stop short of the practices that cause them to change the way they think and live their life. They rationalize that that part of the program simply does not apply to them.

So next time you are studying with someone. Try doing everything they say. Be teachable. Surrender to your teacher. Surrender to your practice. Your ego, or part of you that is attached to the way things are, will protest. It will have some great rationalizations to do everything but- that one part. That of course is the part that you need to do the most.

After you break through and master the practice, making it your own will be natural. You will not be a clone of your teacher. You will eventually find your own voice.

But initially, why not benefit from the experience, wisdom, and mastery of your teacher? Be teachable. Save yourself time and honor her/him by standing on her/his shoulders. Be teachable.

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