Many people struggle to reach success because they refuse or are unable to see the obvious path.
First, determine your goal and write it down. Reflect on these questions: Why did you choose this goal? How does it fit within the big picture of your life? What do you hope to accomplish, specifically? How will you measure that success? What are you willing to do to attain this goal? What is the time-frame in which you want to attain this goal? Most importantly, why is this goal important and worthy of the sacrifices that you may have to make to attain them?
Okay, you’ve done that. Now what? Copy a person who has already achieved success. Some people may seem like born-leaders or born-followers but the key to reaching success with whatever leanings you may have been born with is to replicate, duplicate, and copy success. That’s right, be a copycat!
Find a mentor whose core beliefs line up with yours. How do they treat people? What drives them? This is important for you to know because to duplicate someone’s success you need to duplicate his or her beliefs. You need the same core beliefs and similar motivations. Your beliefs can trap you into mediocrity or it can propel you towards excellence. Sometimes your mentor should not be those who are currently in your circle. Cast your net wider. If you want to achieve something that’s different than those around you, you have to be willing to step out of your circle. The usual suspects: lack of knowledge and self-doubt, can block and detour success by reinforcing your negative beliefs. Choose mentors who ignite those positive beliefs that build your confidence. As it has been said, free your mind and the rest will follow. As a person believes, so will a person achieve.
You may think that your mentors may be more fortunate than you. The truth is, in most cases, is that they created their own “luck” because they have spent the time to learn and master their craft and truly love what they do. They were willing to put in the work required and they may have met the right network of people who led them to good opportunities along the way which included mentors.
However, one of the main things that makes them stand apart is that they have made a bold commitment to themselves and to others.
“I’m going to take this opportunity; I am going to give it my best. ”
” I won’t be stopped or limited by negative thoughts or old habits.”
“I will follow a proven route to success!”
“If they can do it, I can do it, too!”
Be a copycat of successful habits and ways of being. Don’t worry… your uniqueness, your special gift, will ultimately shine through.
I believe in you. Find a more excellent way! You can achieve more than you can imagine. But start imagining big!