Don't be above it.

The most experienced person can still learn something from the novice, even if it’s just something as simple as remembering how the novice sees and experiences the world.

Reading manuals is often boring, repetitive, and a bit of a sloth…especially if you’ve already got ‘experience’. But, if you put in the work, I guarantee you that you’ll pick up at least one powerful nugget.

This approach is simple and available to everyone, but very few take advantage of it…and that is why it’s one of the key things that separates the 'good’ from the 'great’.

So put in the work. Read the manual. Power through the sloth. Don’t be above it…and level up from good to great.

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