The Success Principles Series – Success Leaves Clues
The ninth topic in the book “The Success Principles” by Jack Canfield is all about success leaving clues.
He explains that one of the great things about living in today’s world of abundance and opportunity is that almost everything you want to do has already been done by someone else.
It doesn’t matter whether it’s losing weight, running a marathon, starting a business, becoming financially independent, triumphing over breast cancer, or hosting the perfect dinner party – someone has already done it and left clues in the form of books, manuals, audio and video programs, university classes, online courses, seminars, and workshops.
He shares that for virtually everything you want to do, there are books and courses on how to do it. Better yet, just a phone call away are people who have already successfully done what you want to do and who are available as teachers, facilitators, mentors, advisors, coaches, and consultants.
When you take advantage of this information, you’ll discover that life is simple a connect-the-dots game, and all the dots have already been identified and organized by someone else. All you have to do is follow the blueprint, use the system, or work the program they provide.
He notes that most of us don’t take advantage of all the resources available to us for several reasons:
- It never occurs to us
- It’s inconvenient
- We’re afraid to be rejected
- We’re uncomfortable with change
- It might take hard work
In order to seek out clues, he suggests the following:
- Seek out a teacher, coach mentor; a manual, book, or audio program; or an Internet resource to help you achieve one of your major goals.
- Seek out someone that has already done what you want to do, and ask the person if you can interview him or her for a half hour on how you should best proceed
- Ask someone if you can shadow them for a day and watch them work. Offer to be a volunteer, assistant, or intern for someone you think you can learn from.
Just know that success always leaves clues – you just have to be willing to look for them.
Source – “The Success Principles”