This article is related to our other article entitled “How To Change”.
If you haven’t read that, I recommend you read that as well.
This is one of the big, largely unmentioned and unspoken keys of being successful. Many people just parrot the same old sayings about how to succeed. You simply have to do what works. If you don’t know what works, you better ask someone who knows what they are doing. That way you won’t waste time and other resources doing crap that don’t work.
It’s like refusing to acknowledge (or maybe you just don’t know) that Edison invented the light bulb in 1879, so you set out to invent the light bulb. Yes, it’s a ridiculous example to prove a point. Does it really matter what year he made the light bulb? (He did it in 1879.) Not at all. It matters that it’s already been done, and somebody knows how to make one. They might even improve upon it again, as they did with LED’s.
Speaking of Edison, while working on inventing the light bulb, he supposedly said something along the lines of “I have not failed. I’ve just found 10000 ways that won’t work.” .
See? Edison knew he had to find and do what works.
I’m willing to bet that if you read everything up to this point so far, and paid attention to what you read, you’ll know that Edison invented the light bulb in 1879.
Repetition works, for example. It’s one of the ways we learn. It’s how all of us learned to walk. By falling down and getting up again, and trying to walk again. And falling and getting hurt and trying again.
What does this have to do with business? Everything. You better be doing what works in your business. Or else you won’t be around very long. The business landscape is littered with the bodies of dead businesses. You KNOW what we are talking about here.
You know..,you might be amazed just how long the year 1879 stays in your brain. You can thank me for that later.
Edison invented light bulb.
Edison did what works, way back in 1879.
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