One of the biggest rules to success, is to submerge yourself into the playing field. There’s a saying that goes like this, “If you lie down with dogs, you get up with fleas.” The meaning behind this is, if you surround yourself with people who aren’t successful, don’t expect game changing advice. For instance, if you’re surrounded by soccer players, but you want to be a dentist, you can’t learn anything from them, unless they themselves have a degree in dentistry.
The strategy is to submerge yourself long enough to get uncomfortable, lose your sense of self, and break down all of your barriers. When you do this, you open up to all ideas, and start learning from the ones that will work for you on reaching where you want to be. Afterwards, through heaps of practice, repetition, and hard earned work, you reemerge as a newly made, creature of habit.
The application of your newfound knowledge, with the successions of victory, will not only give you more confidence, but you will also intensify your comfort level with the necessary actions to create new projects for future success. Celebrate those wins; you deserve it. Even if you don’t succeed at first, the mistakes made are valuable learning tools to show you what not to do on consecutive attempts.
Your success is based off of your own effort and the application of everything you’ve learned for that specific reason. And once you realize the power of application, you will unlock your true potential.
Always give credit, where credit is due. Even if the ideas aren’t your own, you can reference the source material from where you’ve learned them.
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