Tony Robbins coined the phrase
“Success Leaves Clues”
he also went on to say this:
“Long ago, I realized that success leaves clues and that people who produce outstanding results do specific things to create those results.
I believed that if I precisely duplicated the actions of others, I could reproduce the same quality of results that they had.”
While I greatly admire Tony Robbins (which by the way if you didn’t watch his recent documentary, “I Am Not Your Guru”, I highly recommend it…
FYI he drops the F Bomb A LOT, so if that really bothers you, skip it, but I digress), I disagree with a portion of his idea here.
Specifically, I don’t agree with “if I precisely duplicated the actions of others, I could reproduce the same quality of results”
Now, I absolutely believe that success does leave clues
Let’s break this down though…
According to the dictionary this is what success means:
/success/: the accomplishment of an aim or purpose
but really, ultimately the definition of success lies within you.
You must decide what success looks like for you, which means you can’t try to fit yourself into someone else’s definition of it.
/clues/: pieces of evidence or information that help guide or direct to a particular solution
The key here is the idea of looking at clues.
We have gotten conditioned to the fact that every problem in the online space can be solved with a blueprint, formula, system, cookie-cutter mold. There’s too much samey-same and follow-what-I-do-to-be-successful out there.
The very nature of a Brand means that you must break out of those processes otherwise you’ll never stand out.
A blueprint, formula, or system keeps you small
Rather than precisely duplicating the actions of others, look at those actions and see how they mesh with your definition of success, your personality,
and what you’re willing to do to achieve similar results. Look at the traits and characteristics of those who are producing the kinds of outstanding results and synthesize that information into what makes you special and unique.
Rather than trying to fit yourself and your business into a blueprint, system, or formula, consider how you can make that process fit you and your definition of success.
Yes, success leaves clues, but it’s up to you to take the clues and figure out how they fit in with your solution…ie success.
You and your Brand are worth it.