Success leaving clues sounds adventurous, doesn’t it? Sort of like a mysterious Sherlock Holmes sleuthing expedition! So, how do we get started? Well, let’s look at what others have done and how they became successful. By doing this mini-investigation we can avoid the roadblocks that they ran into. In addition, we can also learn what they learned without having to go through everything they went through. It’s a shortcut!
So how are we supposed to find these successful people? Well, I believe one of the answers to this question can be found in Daniel Goleman’s book, Emotional Intelligence. Here he explains how we need to have a strong EQ, or emotional intelligence. This means that we need to have strong emotional and social skills that give us the ability to communicate effectively with other people. We need to be likable! If we are likable, communicate well, and are easy to talk to, then we’re going to have a lot more success in our life. Even more success than people who have high IQs, but lack emotional intelligence. In addition, older, wiser, and more successful mentors will find it a lot easier to share their secrets of success with us when they find us respectful and likable.
The other part of this sleuthing adventure is to be a voracious reader. Devouring books will help us rapidly digest success secrets of the people who have already traveled our road. I find it amazing that for just a few bucks, and sometimes even for free if we visit the public library, we can quickly learn the secrets that may have taken our mentor a lifetime to learn and do. Think about how powerful that is! A lifetime of experience condensed just for us! If books aren’t a short cut to success, then I don’t know what is!!!
So there it is; success leaves clues in the successful people we are surrounded by, and the books we read. Let’s put on our detective hats, think like Sherlock Holmes, and get out there and find those clues of success by successful people. Not only will we have fun doing this, but we will also change the world for the better.
Now teens and even tweens, go learn, lead, and lay the way to a better world for all of us. Remember that success leaves clues, so let’s go find them! And finally, once again, thanks in advance for all that you do, and all that you will do…