Ever heard of “You’re the average of the five people you spend the most time with.” ?
That quote is logical and exciting at the same time. That I can be as accomplished as people I admire, simply by surrounding myself with that kind of people intrigues me.
But when I consider how to apply that in my life, I got confused. I would gladly have Michael Jordan as my personal coach, but I don’t think he has the time or wants to do it. I would love to talk with Buffett all the time, but what can I offer in return? He has it all.
So, how can I become great if prominent people aren’t within my reach?
As I was reading ‘The Essays of Warren Buffett’, I felt like I was having a conversation with Buffett himself. I absorb so much insights just by studying his book. And when I looked him up on YouTube, there are countless videos about him. There are even more results when I googled him.
All of those contents are within my reach. I can tune in anytime I want. I can spend however much time I want doing that.
It was an eye opener. With books and the internet, I’m equipped to be like people who are considered the best in their own fields. I just need to spend enough time learning from them so that I’m influenced by them. Over time, I’ll think and act like them.
With Buffett in the mix, my average just went up.