The Secret Of Success In Life

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If you want to succeed, it helps to copy people who have already succeeded. After all, why invent the wheel?

If you do what they do, you'll get what they got, right?

Not so fast.

See, most people only see the end result of somebody's success. Take Tiger Woods for example. Somebody may say you can "model" him, and copy how he plays golf.

Copy his mindset when he tees off. Copy how he visualizes his success when he wakes up in the morning. Even copy the self-talk he goes through as he's getting ready for a big tournament.

But that would be like copying the icing on the cake, without even acknowledging that there's a cake in there, that's been created a long, long time before the icing was put on.

The most crucial things that Tiger Woods did to succeed was keep trying and failing and trying and failing.

For a long, long time.

What we see now is the end result of that.

To only copy the end result would end up in frustration and failure.

Doesn't matter what you're trying to do. If you want to succeed, chances are it ain't gonna be easy.

It ain't gonna be quick.

I'm pretty sure when Tiger was driving ball after ball after ball on the driving range when he was ten years old, part of him would rather have been goofing off with his buddies.

But he made a decision. To suck it up, put in the un-fun, frustrating, consistent try-and-fail efforts that eventually lead to success.

This is true of all success.

Before success, came many, many failures.

People that succeed aren't lucky, or gifted, or well connected. They just keep trying till they get it right.

And once they get it right, they keep doing it over and over and over and over.

Until they create the life they want.

Don't be afraid to fail. Don't be afraid to waste money, or try something that doesn't work. Don't be afraid to waste time, or go a long time without seeing any measurable results.

But DO be afraid of giving up.

For in quitting is the ONLY place you'll find failure.
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  • Profile picture of the author Michael Ten
    You reminded me of the book The Little Engine That Could. I read that book decades ago. Good stuff!
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  • Profile picture of the author streetpipscom
    Don't ever give up is the secret of success...
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  • Profile picture of the author joesfortune
    I don't quite agree with it. We are all unique. Nobody is like us. That being the case, you cannot copy what others did of their lives. If you want to succeed, succeed on your own. What you probably meant was, get inspiration from those who have succeeded. That is an entirely different matter.
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  • Profile picture of the author CMRaper
    Life is a trial and error thing! Don't stop till you get what you want.
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  • Donald trump talk's about this in his book saying that you need to just keep working and working hard to get success.
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  • Profile picture of the author Rod Dinero
    The secret of success to me is keep trying no matter what, even if you fail a thousand times, keep going at it! The only way to get better at something is to fail at it and learn from your mistakes.
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    • Profile picture of the author laracoates28
      Originally Posted by Rod Dinero View Post

      The secret of success to me is keep trying no matter what, even if you fail a thousand times, keep going at it! The only way to get better at something is to fail at it and learn from your mistakes.
      I second that.

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      • Profile picture of the author Jennn
        I LOVE this insight by Napoleon Hill author of Think and Grow Rich...."Before success comes in any man's life, he is sure to meet with much temporary defeat, and, perhaps, some failure. When defeat overtakes a man, the easiest and most logical thing to do is to quit. That is exactly what the majority of men do. More than five hundred of the most successful men this country has ever known told the author their greatest success came just one step beyond the point at which defeat had overtaken them."
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  • Profile picture of the author ahamilton
    Love the post Jenn. Great insight from a great man.
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    • Profile picture of the author awesummer
      You need to find the strategy that works for you. We have the same idea but we have different ways to approach it.
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  • Profile picture of the author wakeup34
    Very true. the only way you'll know is if you keep trying. Quitting just makes sure you fail, but if you keep trying, eventually you will succeed.
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  • Profile picture of the author alea
    Nice share man, keep on doing and focus to what we do...
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  • Profile picture of the author AlexGeorge
    Nice post.

    I like to look at failure as one step closer to success. When you feel like quitting and everything just doesn't seem to be working out just remember that success is right around the corner if you see it through. Perseverance will lead to success.
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