“Only a fool learns from his own mistakes. A wise man learns from the mistakes of others.” —Otto Van Bismarck
If it’s true that you can learn from others mistakes then it is also true that you can learn from someones success. For any of the goals that you have whether it is personal, financial, or for your career there is a story of success somewhere. It outlines the many mistakes they made and what they finally had to do to achieve their goals. Oftentimes it starts with hard work, determination, and commitment. Madame Noire outlines top reasons you should notice and take note of the efforts of pioneers to maximize your potential.
Get proof that it’s possible.
While our own dreams seem unattainable, some people make success look easy. More often than not, a lot of hard work is going on behind the scenes. When successful people talk about how they became who they are, pay attention to the obstacles they faced along the way. How are they similar to the issues you are dealing with? Focus on how the individual overcame their obstacles and think about how you can apply that to your situation.
Get a motivational boost.
Nothing gets you off your butt and ready to take action like seeing your peers passing you by. Instead of giving your friends and competitors the side eye, use their success as a motivator. Forget looking for the negative. What strategies can you borrow from their progress?