You know Simon is mentally well-organized and has a vast supply of
ideas and information at his mental fingertips. Well, now just where do you
think all that wisdom came from? Did Simon figure it all out by himself? Not on
his best day, my friend.

Simon is a mental sponge and he goes around soaking up ideas and
suggestions everywhere, from everyone. He says, “I can’t use the idea I
didn’t hear or follow the suggestion I didn’t listen to.”

His special strategy here goes beyond being open and listening,
though. Simon’s secret is he learns something from every idea, every
suggestion, whomever its source. He listens and then he learns. That winning
combination is Simon’s real success secret.