“People’s minds are changed through observation and not through argument.” – Will Rogers
Daily Nugget of Gold 1327
Study Successful People
Well, we could stop right here with this title, couldn’t we? If we wish to be successful, doesn’t it make sense to study successful people and see what they did, how they did it, and why? Obviously, we could learn a lot and some of their habits- in particular- we could adopt. Someone once said, “Success leaves clues” and that’s true, we think. Let’s talk about some of the benefits of studying people who have achieve success of note in one way or another.
We mentioned learning successful habits, and that’s a biggie. If we adopt the kind of habits that successful people have installed for themselves, we just seem to be far more likely to succeed ourselves. That seems a rather fast way to get there but unless we are fortunate enough to surround ourselves with people who have achieved a higher level of success than we currently have, we will need to reach into their biographical information and suggestions they’ve provided for us to find in books, audio, and video in order to find those habits. That’s easier to do than ever before, fortunately.
We can learn from a study of what exactly they do and did in order to get where they wanted to go. If we listen, we’ll hear the greatest share stories of the hard work, dedication, and passion that they have for what they’ve chosen to do. We’ll hear about the setbacks they had and what they did to overcome them, and how they dealt with the obstacles that stop most others.
One of the best reasons we think it’s great to study the highly successful is that we can see their flaws. Huh? Yes, that’s true. If we begin to realize that they are just ordinary human beings, just like us, who have found a way to achieve extraordinary things in spite of that, then this in turn can help us to begin feeling uncomfortable. Uncomfortable? Yes. When we realize that greatness is only a matter of having a vision and going after it in relentless fashion, it begins to dawn on us that we could do it, too. Suddenly, it no longer seems to be acceptable to be “fat, dumb, and lazy” as it were- we can choose to be something more and the only way we’re ever going to succeed is if we choose not to accept poor to mediocre results anymore. Feeling uncomfortable is a gem!
Question of the Day to Ask Ourselves
“What can I do today to begin learning more about successful people from all walks of life?”
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