Here is a simple way to cut YEARS off of your trial-and-error process in any area and increase your success rate: GET ADVICE! There is safety in a multitude of counselors. Sounds basic yet how many of you have scribbled yourself a little reminder to go get counsel? Probably not many.
As we enter a new year, many people set resolutions, goals (or just make wishes if you're uncomfortable with that language). In doing so, they often make a few basic mistakes:
#1 They fail to write down their objectives.
#2 They don't take advantage of the power of accountability by sharing their hopes with others.
#3 They try to go it alone and do not incorporate wisdom from those who have attempted to make the same changes in their lives.
Need an easy way to accomplish the third one? Call up someone in your city who's reached a level of success that you haven't and invite them to lunch! YOU PAY! For the price of a decent meal, you can cut years off of your process, save yourself tens of thousands of dollars, ulcers and headaches and more! Not bad for such a small investment, huh? An even more cost-effective way to accomplish the same thing is to take them to breakfast. It's hard to break the bank over pancakes and coffee!
You'll be surprised at how many very successful people will gladly give you a few minutes of their time. It's often small to them, but (trust me on this) can be HUGE to you!
So there you have it. Be intentional about listening to what other people have to say this year. Seek out people who know more than you do. There is an old quote that says a smart man learns from his mistakes, while a wise man learns from the mistakes of others. Obviously a fool doesn't learn at all. You want to be wise. Be wise.
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To your success!
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