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This very moment is a seed from which the flowers of tomorrow's happiness grow.
-- Margaret Lindsey
 

 

Thursday, February 13, 1997

Watch and imitate

The best and fastest way to learn a sport
is to watch and imitate a champion.

                     -- Jean-Claude Killy

Do you want to be successful in any particular undertaking? Then find someone else who has done it, and do exactly what they did. Model your actions on successful experience.

Successful people are not simply lucky. Luck has nothing to do with it. Success comes from specific actions, taken in a specific way. Winners make it look easy, and effortless, but it is not. Behind every successful person is a long line of effort, a specific sequence of actions.

Discover what those actions are, repeat them, and you too can have the same result. Don’t waste your time directing envy or resentment toward successful people. Instead, be curious. Find out all you can. Ask questions. Read books and articles. Listen. Observe. Learn from the experience of those who have reached the top, and you’ll be on your way there.

— Ralph Marston

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