I started off in life with few advantages, aside from a curious mind. I did poorly in school and left without graduating. I worked at laboring jobs for several years. My future did not appear promising.
As a young man, I got a job on a tramp freighter and went off to see the world. For eight years, I traveled and worked, and then traveled some more, eventually visiting more than eighty countries on five continents.
When I could no longer find a laboring job, I got into sales, knocking on doors, working on straight commission. I struggled from sale to sale until I began looking around me and asking, “Why is it that other people are doing better than I am?”
Then I did something that changed my life. I began to ask successful people what they were doing that enable them to be more productive and earn more money than me. And they told me. And I did what they advised me to do, and my sales went up. Eventually, I became so successful that they made me a sales manager.
As a sales manager, I used the same strategy. I asked successful managers what they did to achieve such great results, and when they told me, I went out and did the same things. In no time at all, I began to get the same results they did.
This process of learning and applying what I had learned changed my life. I am still amazed at how simple and obvious it is. Just find out what other successful people do and do the same things until you get the same results. Learn from the experts. Wow! What an idea.
Success Is Predictable!
Simply put, some people are doing better than others because they do things differently and they do the right things right. Especially, successful, happy, prosperous people use their time far, far better than the average person.
Coming from an unsuccessful background, I had developed deep feelings of inferiority and inadequacy. I had fallen into the mental trap of assuming that people who were doing better than me were actually better than me. What I learned was that this was not necessarily true. They were just doing things differently, and what they had learned to do, within reason, I could learn as well.
This was a revelation to me. I was both amazed and excited with this discovery. I still am. I realized that I could change my life and achieve almost any goal I could set if I just found out what others were doing in that area and then did it myself until I got the same results they were getting.
This was the testimony of a man “Brian Tracy” who had faced many failures until he realized what HE had that He wasn’t using maximally; EYES, MOUTH, & EARS.
If you’re reading this, then chances are that you probably have those “tools” Brian Tracy had as well, and there are even greater chances that you’re not using them just as he wasn’t before his epiphany.
What did he use these “tools” for you ask?
EYES: He started looking around, observing successful people, taking note of them and watching them intently.
MOUTH: After observing, he went a step further and asked them (successful people) what exactly they were doing, the principles they were applying that made them succeed.
EARS: Of course with this tool he recorded the answers he got, he listened purposefully and took note of what these people were doing that he wasn’t.
Then after acquiring this wealth of information, guess what he did. He simply went and replicated what he’d learnt.
Secret: He used two additional tools to replicate what he’d gotten from his Eyes, Mouth, & Ears, those tools were his HANDS & FEET. I’m guessing you have those too.
So what are you waiting for, like in the story above, (which by the way is an excerpt of Brian Tracy’s book titled “Eat That Frog“) we see how “easy” it is to become those things you desire.
SEE, SPEAK, LISTEN, DO!
In a past post, I talked about the advantage principles give YOU, find out now. The principles that successful people use are not subjective, they are no respecter of persons, they are applicable by anyone anywhere with quite similar chances of achieving same results.
And just incase you want to start practicing with these tools I just “revealed” to you, a good way to start will be to read the book “Eat That Frog“, get it here, and as usual, thank me later. (You can drop your comments on what you think about the post)
“Success is too predictable, it’s a matter of principles, the ones you know and the ones you choose to apply.”
So stop sitting around failing, being average, feeling sorry for yourself and making life suck all over. Instead, change all that NOW with the tools in your possession; EYES, MOUTH, EARS & HANDS.
Go and change Your Life and become the best version of You you were made to be.
It’s time to;
SEE… SPEAK… LISTEN… & DO!