How to get rid of mental patterns

Following is an excerpt from a samvaad (dialogue) session with Acharya Prashant.

Questioner: Sometimes when I get connected with someone and find them to be very advanced spiritually, in physical skills, in intelligence, in overall excellence, then I get very moved by them, attracted to what they represent and I get a sense that I want that too. But then, when I try to focus on their teachings, I run into…