Successful people became successful by learning the skills needed to make them successful. What can we learn from this simple and straight forward statement? We can learn that success is a skill that anyone can learn, regardless of where you are in life, what setbacks you have faced. If you are willing study success and discipline yourself to apply the knowledge you have learned, then you could also can achieve your dreams.
Learning To Learn Success
So why should you learn about success anyway? Well, think about when you first started driving. What did you have to do? You learned from somebody who was already good at driving. In other words, you learned a new skill from a person who already had that skill.
But now suppose you decided you didn’t need an instructor and decided to take to the road by yourself, learning things as you went along. Can you imagine what would happen?
Well, if you didn’t first get pulled over by the police, there would be a fairly good chance you would either a) crash or b) have an accident! Can you see where I am going with this?
Success, just like driving is a skill. Those who learn about success get to where they want to go, those who don’t learn the skills of success crash on their way. It really is that simple.
Obstacles To Success
In ancient times people used to think that the Earth was flat. So most people made sure that they didn’t sail very far from shore because they were afraid that if they did, they would fall off the face off the Earth! Today we commonly refer to this false belief as flat Earth theory.
However, it was soon discovered the Earth was not flat, but in fact it was actually round! When people accepted this, they were no longer scared about failing off the Earth, and so they began to sail to new and far-away lands.
This story is a great illustration of how what we believe to be true can either limit our life, or expand it. It also shows us that if you want to go somewhere you first have to believe that you can do it. In other words, our belief systems greatly influence the world around us and ultimately the success we will achieve.
So the two important points to take away from this post are:
1) Success is just a skill. If you learn that skill you can become successful regardless of your circumstances.
2) Your beliefs play a big role in determining the type of success you will achieve.
Become a life-long learner and watch your success soar!!