Study Success!

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We wouldn’t leave our summer vacation getaway to chance, would we? Nobody ever leaves their home one summer morning, hops into their car, and says, “Okay. Let’s go on vacation.” without at least planning where to go, right? It just makes sense to be informed about our vacation destination and how to get there before we go. However, you know what doesn’t make much sense? The fact that most of us are more informed about our vacation plans than our life success plans.

If we want to have more successful lives, wouldn’t it make sense to plan for success more than we plan for our vacations?  Sure it would! However, since we humans are mortal, we can’t help but have a few flaws. Thus, even after reading the wise advice of this teen leadership success article, most of us still won’t change our ingrained habits of learning more about our short-term vacations than our long-term future successes.

So, how do we get started? Well, our first step is to march down to the public library and get a book about someone who has already become successful. Think of this book of a successful person as your new mentor. Think of this successful person as your new old friend from the past. Next, just simply read the book and listen to the great advice from your old new friend.

The first and second steps of our thousand-mile journey are really that easy. Honest! Just get a book about someone successful and read it. If we do this simple thing, we will already be studying for the kind of success that can build upon itself and multiply into many wonderful future things. Furthermore, if we do this simple thing of getting a book and reading it, we will no longer leave our future success to chance. We would have truly started something special.

Now, please share with the rest of us how you plan to use Granddaddy’s secret of ”Studying Success!”


Thanks for your time,

Daniel Blanchard

Author of the Granddaddy’s Secrets book series