Success. Everyone wants it, few know how to get it.
Here are two universal laws for success that if you follow, you will get there.
The Law of the Trail
Success always leaves a trail. While there is value in blazing our own trail, there is also value in investigating how others have become successful.
I like the simplicity of this one. In the woods, if you follow the trail of someone else exactly and do not waver off course, you will wind up where they are. This is just the way it works.
The Law of Modeling
To be successful, we do not have to reinvent the wheel.
This is so powerful and yet so easy itís amazing to me that more people donít do it.
Simply find someone who is doing, or has done, what you want to do, and find out how they did it.
What did they do on a daily basis to get where they are? What did they have to believe, what did they have to focus on?
If you have access to them, call one of these people on the phone and invite them to lunch on you. And then ask them about how they achieved their success.
Most people are so honored by the question that they will be glad to talk with you. Everyone likes to feel like they have experience and wisdom to pass on to others.
Follow the trail and model the one you are following. A simple yet powerful prescription.