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Wednesday, September 29, 2010

Why You Should Walk In The Footsteps of Giants

by Goalseeker


 You possibly already know this but I wonder if you are like so many others who embark on a new career - you try to re-invent or even create the wheel!

I well remember when I was a branch manager for a life assurance company here in the UK, new agents would come in and although the basic course would always include a section on how to sell life assurance, they would go away and try to do it differently from the way they were taught. This was their future they were dealing with but in their mind they new better even though I tried to conduct the training in a motivational way. They looked at my success and thought they could be more effective, their performance would match mine if they were left alone, and when they struggled to reach objectives they blamed the training.

Is that familiar to you?

Trying to find new ways is OK as long as the basics are in place for you to achieve success and you are earning money while you experiment, but invariably new methods take a long time to mature.

At this time of the year thoughts automatically turn to NEW beginnings no matter where your career lies. Self development progam adverts are to be found on almost every page of the Internet, coaching and training is offered with wonderful headlines screaming; 'NEW Way..'Effective Management offered..''Motivational training and coaching leading to performance goals so that you achieve success in your career..'

Which do you follow?

STOP! Let me ask you a critical question, 'have you ever thought about what is involved in the word LEADERSHIP?' It simply means 'One who has gone before and is willing to help others to follow.' So is this a vital clue in your quest for success?

Listen carefully:- The shortest route to achieving all you want in life is to find someone who is already doing it or has done it {Leadership}. Study what they had to do to achieve their success then simply engage in the same activities that brought them success and you will be on the correct pathway to achieving all you want.

When I look back on my career, yes I am that old that I can look back, I realise joking aside I never did anything original on the way, every time I tried to be original I found myself moving away from my goal instead of toward it.

Everything I did was taught to me by someone who had already done it or was doing it and was being successful. In fact I relate in my book 'The First Step' the exact technique that enabled me to enjoy the success I have had to date, in an easily followed format for you to learn and start enjoying the success you crave.

1st word of warning:- If you are going to model your actions on someone else ensure that they are very successful and you will increase your standard of living by emulating their actions, and that they are conducive to your core beliefs. A master criminal may be deemed successful if they have not been caught but emulating their activity probably (I hope) contravenes your core beliefs!

2nd word of warning:- When you embark on your new goal be wary of who you tell and what you tell them. It is not necessarily in their interest that you become successful so they may give off negative vibes to hold you in place. Even friends and family may respond negatively as they could fear that you will leave them behind.

I do know this, if you want to spend more time, more money and endure more frustration than you would otherwise, then strike out on an unproven path to your goal.

On the other hand, if you're looking to significantly improve your odds of success and get to your goal on the straightest, shortest path, find someone you can model, follow in the footsteps of giants.

You are ready for success aren't you?

About the Author:
About the author, David Dutch has specialised in personal development work for the last 25 years and has prduced a free report; Creating Tomorrows Reality today. Get your FREE report at Tomorrows Reality. Do it now while you are thinking about it. You have full permission to reprint this article provided that this Bio box is kept unchanged.

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