Want to Succeed? Do What Successful People Do

Do you have a mentor? A coach? Who do you have helping guide you on the path to success?


For far too many people, the answers to those questions are “No”, “No” and “Nobody”. And that’s too bad. Unfortunately, far too many people never get any help at all on their journey to success. They think they are supposed to have all of the answers. They assume that once we get to a certain age we’re supposed to have life all figured out so there should be no need for guidance from someone else. What those who are most successful understand, is that nothing could be further from the truth.


What do Michael Jordan, Wayne Gretzky and Tiger Woods all have in common? Firstly they are all arguably the greatest athletes to ever play their respective sports. Secondly, they all had trusted coaches. Many make the mistake of assuming that people like these would have no need for a coach. After all, if you are the best to ever play your sport, obviously a coach, no matter how good, can’t be better at the sport than you are, so what can you possibly learn from him or her?


That’s exactly the wrong approach. What a coach can do better than anyone, is see what you can’t see. They can spot where you are falling down, where you are weak and what you can do to improve. Because they are removed from the situation and have a view that you don’t, they can help you spot small issues and tell you how to make a change that can make a dramatic difference.

If you want to be successful, do what successful people do.


The other thing that a trusted coach or advisor can provide, is an accountability partner. Someone who will hold you to what you say you are going to do. That is critical because one of the biggest reasons people don’t achieve their goals and dreams, is not because they don’t know what to do or how to do it, it’s that they just don’t do it. The intend to, but they don’t. If you have coach or advisor who can check in with you and say “hey did you do what you said you were going to do last week?” it forces you to be accountable and take action. When we take ACTION we can really start to improve our lives.


Find a coach. Get an advisor. Find an accountability partner. It can be someone you hire, but it doesn’t have to be. Find someone who you respect and admire who has achieved some of the things you want to achieve and see if they would be willing to guide you. After a few months working with a mentor or coach, you will begin to see dramatic changes in your life.