Teachability is essential for growth. If you’re not learning, you’re not growing, and if you’re not growing, you’re dying. Whatever industry you’re in, if you want to make more money, get more respect, reach more people, you have to be willing to learn. Here’s how to know how teachable you are and how to increase your willingness to learn.
What are You Willing to Give Up?
Learning new skills takes time. Are you willing to stop watching Netflix for two hours a day and use that time to practice your desired skill? What about time with your friends or family? Are you willing to forego a vacation to spend time with a mentor instead? Learning to skills also takes money. There are a ton of free courses online, but an in-depth, quality session costs something. Are you willing to part with a $100 for an online course? What about $1,000 for a partnership with Eyal Gutentag? Or maybe $70,000 or more for a year a Harvard that could give you access to connections you wouldn’t usually meet?
How Do You Become More Teachable?
The amount one is capable of learning and achieving is directly proportional to the amount one believes in the result, and the material. Many students, when learning something new, doubt what the teacher or mentor is telling them. They don’t believe the information is going to help them get results because they haven’t seen it. To increase their belief, they need to surround themselves by people who have had success using the same principles. Over time, they begin to believe and can accept more and more new information. Lastly, they need to keep the goal at the forefront of their mind.
Your capacity to learn depends on what you are willing to sacrifice, how much you can believe, and how much you can focus.