Every success story, whether large or small, can be traced to specific traits, habits and behaviors. And since successful people “do” things that render certain results, it makes sense for those actions to be replicated. Now, these essential actions weren’t given to me in a manual, when I was six years old. The Great Oz didn’t walk into my room one day and say, “Son, here are the rules. Read ’em. Digest ’em. Live ’em.” (Although I wish someone had!). There were no classes, no audiotapes or seminar series on these powerful lessons—at least not that I’m aware of.
Instead, I discovered these timeless riches over time. What I learned is that the path to success is universal but it’s also expansive, so there are many ways to get to the same results. In other words, there are many ways to make spaghetti. If you talk to 10 different people, you’re likely to get 10 different recipes. In the end, though, the dish is still spaghetti. And although each individual may have added his or her own signature style, at a very basic level, spaghetti is spaghetti.