S:0989 Principle: Imitate Success

(Principles are basic truths that, when applied, cause success to come to you easier and quicker.)


“One does not become a success by envying and vilifying the success of others, but rather by imitating it.”

So has said David Hawkins and many others, yet envy of success still abounds. When you look at the mainstream media a recurrent message is, “You don’t have enough. Others do. Envy it.” [If that view of the MSM seems a bit cynical to you, dilute it to the level of your liking.]

Highly successful people will tell you, if you ask them, that they achieve much of their success by learning what has worked for others and imitating it, or at least a version of it. The wheel has already been invented. Improve it, perfect it, modify it to fit your needs, but start with what has already worked.

Success of others can be viewed in either of two lights. Their success holds me down or their success shows me the way up.


Coaching Point: Do you look for people, successful people, to imitate?


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