If You Want To Be Successful, You Need To Cut The Learning Curve

If you want to be financially successful at a relatively young age, you need to be able to cut the learning curve.

At most people’s current learning curve rate, the average person is on track to be a millionaire at 130 years old. This means the sooner you speed up the learning process, the sooner you’ll become a millionaire.

In order to cut this learning curve and minimize your mistakes, you need to do one thing: You need to read a lot.

Making mistakes will be an inevitable part of your learning process. The goal however is to minimize the number of mistakes you actually make.

Reading books is important because books have the ability to cut the learning curve by years, even decades for you simply because books will teach you what other people have done wrong so that you don’t have to repeat those same mistakes.

It’s like billionaire investor Warren Buffett says, “People learn from mistakes, but it doesn’t have to be their mistakes.”

Realize the penalty of not reading and having to learn everything the hard way. The penalty of trying to do everything through trial and error is that you won’t be a millionaire until you’re 130.

Save yourself the time and effort and remember what Socrates once said, “Employ your time in improving yourself by other men’s writings, so that you shall gain easily what others have labored hard for.”


11 thoughts on “If You Want To Be Successful, You Need To Cut The Learning Curve

  1. Hey Vincent, Sorry it took me ages to respond to this. I read it on email but only just got time now to comment.

    Oh this post is MUSIC TO MY EARS, I can’t tell you how much I LOVE THIS POST….. BRILLIANT.

    So, true, cut the learning curve if you can and books are really great, I have to add you tube to my list now, as you can get a lot of info on You tube, even googling… Anything to cut the learning curve.

    Also, this is one major learning I have gained over the year, accepting failure as a lesson learnt and no such thing as failure, and most important of all there is no right or wrong way of doing something. Also, what we learn at university are methods, and they apply when we go to work, but sometime the full method is not applicable in every work situation…. and this what I feel is cut the learning curve – realizing text book is not reality always…

    Thanks for this great post. Sorry took me ages to comment.

    Kind regards Bella

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    1. no worries! it took me 4 days to respond to this. I’m still trying to balance wordpress and linkedin so I’m sorry as well. videos are a great way to cut the learning curve, but i still think books and mentors are the best two ways of doing this. again, I’ve been busy, but I will get to reading all of your posts soon:)

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    1. it’s probably not an issue of being a slow reader, but maybe the ability to focus? If you focus for an hour a day and you only read and nothing else for that one hour. then that’s usually enough time to read a book a week.

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      1. read things that matter to you. meditation and happiness seem to be very important to you so I say you should read stuff like that. maybe building a blog or business isn’t so you shouldn’t spend less time with those books. same with any other concept: love, health, wealth, happiness, etc.

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