It can be a terrible mistake to listen to the advice of someone skilled who finds what they do to be easy.
Because the people who do things naturally often have no idea how they actually do it. They just rationalize after the fact to explain it. Those rationalizations become what they teach and it can be very misleading.
We get excited about learning from people like this because they’re at the top of their game and they’re high status. But it’s often better to simply observe them and spend time with them.
Someone who has struggled at something is often a much better teacher.
Spend time around people who naturally win at things to learn through imitation and influence. But learn from the people who do the work.
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