Do what they did, and you will get what they got. This is true about accomplishing anything you want to accomplish. Whether your dream is to become a great chef, world class athlete, a successful and well respected business man/woman, the best math teacher in your state, there is most likely someone who has been there and done that. If we look at the careers of men such as, Brett Favre, Aaron Rodgers, Peyton Manning , Andrew Luck, Michael Jordan, Kobe Bryant, Lebron James, Steph Curry, Bill Gates, Mark Zuckerburg, Justin Beiber, we would see one thing in common. We would see that they followed a proven system. By plugging in to a system, and by mimicking certain success habits persistantly, they eventually reached to door of success.
Success leaves clues.This sounds pretty logical correct? It’s not much of a far reaching statement agreed? There are clues that will lead you to the reason why someone or something succeeded or failed. By following one of the two paths, you will end up at one of two distinations. Growing up LeBron James wanted his basketball Skills and knowledge to mirror that of Magic Johnson and Michael Jordan. He studied the way these two Legends in the game of basketball prepared for games, the way they led their teams, and the way they played with their teammates. One of the best ways to learn anything is by observation. We can call this monkey see monkey do. Raise 2 babies in two separate environments, they will observe what hey are exposed to. Those observations become a model of what to do. Unfortunately, if the child is exposed to nothing but failure type habits, he or she will face the inevitable failure. On the contrary, a child exposed to success type habits has a very good chance of facing the positive consequences of these habits. The consequences being success of course.
What are trying to accomplish? What are your goals and ambitions?Wait… I suppose the first question is do you have any goals and ambitions? Do you know what you want? See.. Success for sure leaves foot prints for those who might want to follow, but you must choose what foot prints to follow. Set your mind on exactly what it is that it is you want. Make sure it is some bring that excites you, something that you can get lost in. That one thing that before you realize it hours have passed and you still want to keep going. Know what you want, and get a strong desire to accomplish. After that, find someone who as done it and learn from them. Learn from their successes, but maybe more importantly, learn from their failures. This will put a spotlight on things to avoid, and it will also show you how to deal with adversity. Let’s be real, you can’t make 100% of the shots you take in life. It’s a numbers game. You are bound to shoot a few air balls here and there. The key though is to keep throwing those shots up. As long as you are doing the right things consistently, eventually all your labor will bear you fruits. Fruits that can possibly feed you and you family for years to come.
Next time someone asks you hey “what do you think the secret to success is?” You can confidently tell them, Well, you have to find someone who has done what you want to do, and someone who has been where you are, and where you want go. You might get sn interesting look out of the unsuspecting individual. Why? Most people don’t know what they want, so how can they know how to get what they want if they don’t even know it is that they want? Food for thought.