A key differentiator here is that it’s not about becoming those people. It’s about emulating their habits. This is something I think far too many of us miss. It’s one thing to carve out a set of habits that is our version of successful ways of being. It’s another entirely to say “I want your life.” I hear that a lot. No you don’t. You don’t want my aches and pains, my injuries, the loneliness I suffer from my choice of lifestyle. You don’t want the hours on the machines, the thousands of steps I run, the price I pay.

You and I want the benefits that we see other people reap. Often we don’t want to do the work to get them. What I learned was that if I was willing to make similar sacrifices, pay similar prices, I might reap some of the same rewards.

Great mentors show us by example. That’s their great gift. It’s up to us to figure out how to customize those habits to fit the life that fits us. Thanks for a great article.

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