Learning about/from others’ successes and failures is essential to deepening one’s own commitment to personal and professional mastery—actualizing one’s highest potential. In the same breath, whatever methods a person might employ to learn from others, there is no substitution for doing it yourself.
Thinking critically, solving problems, and making ethical decisions are active and dynamic processes. You become the best you by committing to purposeful action. High-level success in any endeavor involves engaging in a series of mindful actions—actions that will introduce the events that lead to the outcomes and lifestyle you desire.