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seekers of success. I also listen to other sources so that I’m getting a balance of points of view. Who are you listening to, reading and following? What points of view are coloring your understanding of the world? If you want to live successfully then please assure that your mentors and role models are people who you truly admire, as people, not just as commentators. If the person is a jerk but is also interesting then remember the old Bible passage, “by their works you shall know them.” I’d say that if the person’s life isn’t an example of his message then maybe he doesn’t really believe it. Find a number of people who you admire and create a “Composite Role Model”. That is: find someone whose thinking you admire, someone whose family life you admire, someone who is physically robust and active, a person

Who are you listening to, reading and following? What points of view are coloring your understanding of the world? who is gracious and generous to others, and other traits you would like to acquire. Then, in each category, be like them. Not like just one of them but a little like each of them. You can be the best you have ever been by listening to your heart and soul and then following the examples of the best people you know in each aspect of life.

ABOUT THE AUTHOR

Jim Cathcart is the author of 16 books, a Hall of Fame professional speaker and the creator of over 100 brief video lessons on Thrive15.com/acorn. His brief TEDx talk on How To Believe in Yourself now has over 460,000 views. View it for free at: www.choicesonlinemedia.com/believe


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