Man, oh man, do I LOVE chocolate chip cookies! And, lucky me, my wife makes AWESOME chocolate chip cookies!
I really don't know where she got the recipe, but she follows a recipe that she got from someone else that made AWESOME chocolate chip cookies. That's why hers turn out so good every time she makes them.
Now you can go down to the grocery store and buy some pre-packaged cookie dough and make yourself some chocolate chip cookies and you may like them. But they do not even compare to some HOME MADE, delicious chocolate chip cookies. They are easy and quick, but not the same!
So it is with ANY area in which you desire to have SUCCESS.
I could make a long list of areas that this would apply to, but really isn't a need to do so. Honestly, you can start with any relationship and make a list of ANY AREA in which you desire success and the fact will be true with each and every one of them. Here it is:
FOLLOW THE RECIPE THAT HAS ALREADY PROVEN SUCCESS!
You want crappy, bad-tasting cookies? Follow a recipe that produces crappy, bad-tasting cookies!
You want to be a part of bad relationships? Take advice from someone that has a history of bad relationships. However, if you want to be a part of GOOD relationships then find and follow someone that has a history of good relationships.
Do you want to be successful in some area of business or opportunity? BE CAREFUL HERE AND DO YOUR HOMEWORK! Find someone that has the PROOF that they have already "been there, done that".
In other words, find someone who has the proof of their success - not just pictures in front of a fancy car or house - and do what they do. Follow what they say.
Follow their recipe for success.
Too many want to change the recipe up to fit their own ideas and thoughts, but again, FOLLOW THE RECIPE of the one that has done it successfully and see what happens.
Now, excuse me while I go have one of those awesome, home made chocolate chip cookies my wife made last night!
See ya' next time and, until then, be sure to...
"Make it an AWESOME day! (Who else is going to do it for you?)"