Updated: Aug 24, 2018
Look around and find someone living the happy, prosperous life you’d like to achieve. Throw away any envious impulse or thought of “they must have known somebody,” meaning you believe they were lucky or were given something they didn’t earn and deserve. Make a brutally honest assessment of where you are and where they are. While there are some who simply inherited wealth, those you most admire often started out with nothing more than you have, and sometimes with far less.
When starting our quest for improvement and comparing ourselves to someone who’s living our dream, it’s crucial to appreciate all the concentrated effort they had to put into achieving their success. Think about the years it took for them to hone their skills. Think about the intense determination and relentless action necessary to reach their destination. They didn’t wish or whine themselves there; they did the work. The moment we appreciate their achievements is the moment we know what we must do. Here’s what I didn’t understand until I internalized the idea that would become The Theory Of 5.
Those who have achieved success and have years of experience and wisdom are often more than happy to guide,teach and support someone who comes to them with an open attitude and a willing heart, ready to put in the effort. Many times, all we have to do is ask.
But what if we can’t find someone we’d like to emulate in some facet of our life? Well, there’s never been a better time to find a guiding hand or a helpful example than right now. In this modern world of online education and networking, we are all able — no matter if we’re geographically isolated or painfully introverted — to find guides and role models. Through online courses, videos, blogs, podcasts, social media, books, forums and other methods, we can find the right friends, mentors and role models. In some cases we may never meet them in person. They may never know what they provided for us. Our lives, however, will be richer because of them.
I speak from experience. In my life, I can trace my accomplishments straight back to those who took the time to teach me and encourage me to believe I could be more than I thought possible as a young man. Some of these people became close friends, while some were just brief encounters or simple observation.
Over time, that notion of seeking others to guide, challenge and support me in various areas crystallized into The Theory of 5, and it’s been a cornerstone of my life. Those who have achieved success and have years of experience and wisdom are often more than happy to guide and teach someone who comes to them with an open attitude and a willing heart, ready to do the work. Many times, all we have to do is ask.
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Enjoy Your Journey towards Living a Theory Of 5 Life!