Do You Believe Winners Are Born or Made?
I used to wonder whether “Winners and Leaders” were born or made. I never thought of myself as either a winner or a leader. I was more of a follower and a person who always stayed on the side or in the corner.
I Started To Study Winners
When I started my home-based business, I was told to study successful people by reading books, listening to tapes, and attending seminars. As I studied many “winners”, I found that most of them were not winners in the beginning. In fact, it was usually the opposite! They did not look like they would be very successful when they were young. However, each of them had a strong desire to learn, take action, master the skills that they needed, and be willing to do “whatever it took”, even if they were scared.
Every Beginner Had Mentors and Heroes
Another common trait which every successful person has is that they looked up to other people in their field of interest, and sought guidance and encouragement from them. It’s so interesting to see one famous person looking up to another person, and then seeing how that senior person also has an idol she looks up to. It’s truly the “circle of life” and how success is emulated from generation to generation.
Real Life Examples – Josh Groban, Celine Dion, and Barbra Streisand
I found these videos where Josh Groban started out singing at a rehearsal with Celine Dion and then became the famous singer he is today. Then I found a video of Celine Dion who is expressing to Barbra Streisand that she has been her idol, and that Barbara completes her! Wow! That is so cool! And we all know how famous Celine Dion is today!
Barbra Streisand & Celine Dion
Success Leaves Tracks
I have been studying success for over 16 years and applying success principles. I have found that success does leave tracks! The basic foundation principles of success are all the same. I did a post on Charice, the young singer from the Philippines, whose story exemplifies these steps. (click on her name)
John Assaraf of the Secret, recently posted “Research suggests that it takes at least 10,000 hrs of hands-on experience, rehearsal and practice to master a craft, sport or career. That’s 3 hours/day for 10 years or 6 hours/day for 5 years. Have you invested that much time to anything specific like a musical instrument? Playing chess? Building a business? Being a parent? Many people want to be paid like an expert, yet haven’t done what it takes to be one.“
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