If you want to be a life long learner, you had better learn to listen.  You are nothing.  You aren’t as great as you think you are.  You don’t know as much as you think you do.  You have weaknesses.  You have failed.  You will continue to fail.  You will continue to fall short.  Too often, people think they know.  They think they have something figured out.  They stop listening.  They stop learning.  They stop growing.  They stop progressing.  They stall.  They get stuck.  They remain stuck.  Shut your mouth.  Quit talking so much.  Get over yourself.  Humble yourself.  Open your ears, and LISTEN!