Another way to look at discipleship is to think in the area of being pleasing to God. We all want the creator of the universe to be pleased with us.
We become very much like then person or thing we spend a great amount of time with. If we work and don't spend time with our family, we become workaholics. We may lose our family.
So we need to be spending time if we truely want to be discipled and be like Jesus, we need to spend that time with Jesus.
Jesus spent a good three eyars and more with his disciples. They heard what he said. They ate what he ate. They slept where he slept. And one day they became disciples and did what he did.