Why You Can’t Succeed Alone

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We are more connected than we even know. We need people to help us succeed in life. We need more than talent, passion, determination, perseverance, focus, and a dream to succeed.

You need good friends to tell you what exactly you need to hear. It is what you need to hear that will make you a better person. If no one is telling you what you need to hear, it is time to look for one. To be a better person- a better father, a better boss, a better friend, a better neighbor, a better leader, you need someone to remind you that no one is perfect. If not, it is very easy to think that we are perfect.

You need more than your close friends to succeed. You need people outside of your routine to tell you who you really are. You need someone or people who sees things differently than you do. If you do that, your decision making will be flawless.

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To do that, reach out to people. Don’t wait for people to come to you. Meet them where they are, where they work, where they play. Listen to them. Show them you want to know them. People want to be heard, known, and listen to. If they know that you are interested in them, they will invite you into their world.

You can’t succeed alone. You need a great team to work with. If not, you will not accomplish much.

Don’t Focus On What Is Not Working. Focus On What Is Working For You

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Denis Waitley said, “Don’t dwell on what went wrong. Instead, focus on what to do next. Spend your energies on moving forward toward finding the answer.”

That is what a lot of people are not doing. When something goes wrong in their lives, instead of finding solutions to what went wrong, they will spend their entire time asking “why me.” To think like that is to make things worse, not better.

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If you make mistakes, don’t dwell on it. Find out how you are going to make it better. Find out how you are going to prevent it from happening again in the future. If you do that, you will have the energy to continue your work. But if you get stuck with what went wrong, you will be frustrated.

Accept your mistakes, learn from it, and move on.