That might seem a strange question, but think about it: Do you resist the learning which comes from your influences?
Actually, I think, most of us do.
Because influence means change, and change means discomfort for our ego, we tend to push back on ideas that contribute to our learning, particularly the more profound ones.
The more powerful (and important and valuable) the influence, the more likely we are to resist it, at least at first.
Patience, therefore, is something we usually require in the people who influence us.
But perhaps we can learn to be more open. Perhaps we can learn to notice when we are resisting an influence. Perhaps we don’t need to fight it.
How about you? How open are you to the people who influence you?