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4 Questions to Ask Yourself to Achieve Ultimate Success Study Successful People and Do What they Do

In the book The Millionaire Next Door: The Surprising Secrets of America’s Wealthy, Thomas J. Stanley, Ph.D. and William D. Danko, Ph.D. discuss the mountains of research that shows over 80 percent of America’s millionaires are self-made. What does this mean for you? Well, it means that you and I can get to the top if we want to. It becomes much easier to get to the top when you spend your time studying people who made it to the top and the strategies and action steps they took to get them there.

Conversely, if you never take the time to study successful people and ask them for their advice, it becomes nearly impossible to achieve success. I’ve never met a self-made millionaire who is a casino-going-chain-smoking-lottery-ticket-buying boss of business.

If you want to get on the fast track to success, you must ask the person at the top how they got there or you must read their books and watch their interviews to discover what they did to get from point A to point B.

Here are 4 questions to ask yourself to find the ideal mentor for you:

1) Who has achieved the success I want to achieve?

Write down your life goals and research others who have achieved those goals in their career.

2) What books should I read?

Research books that have been written by mentors who have achieved the goals you would like to obtain. Read their books and follow their blog. Do what they did to become successful and learn from their mistakes.

3) What interviews should I watch?

Research interviews where these successful mentors have been featured and watch them all. What can you learn from the path they traveled?

4) What can I do today to begin studying successful people, their methods and their strategies?

Block out time each day to study what successful people do. This may be getting up one hour earlier every day to achieve success. Write down action steps you can apply to your life right now to follow their path.

As best selling author and one of America’s top business consultants, Bryan Tracy, says, “Those people who develop the ability to continuously acquire new and better forms of knowledge that they can apply to their work and to their lives will be the movers and the shakers in our society for the infinite future.

Don’t follow the tourists; follow the king to the top of the mountain.

Clay Clark is the Founder of Thrive15.com, offering online education for entrepreneurs taught by millionaires, moguls and every day business success stories. Clark was “Oklahoma’s Small Business Administration Entrepreneur” of the Year,” the “Tulsa Metro Chamber of Commerce Young Entrepreneur of the Year,” the author of four books and a business partner of NBA Hall of Fame basketball player, David Robinson.

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About Clay Clark

Clay Clark is the CEO, Show Host and Visionary of Thrive15.com. Clark has been a U.S. SBA Entrepreneur of the Year, a Metro Chamber of Commerce Entrepreneur of the Year, and the U.S. Chamber National Blue Ribbon Quality Award Winner. As a business consultant, entertainer and educator his clients over the years have included: Hewlett…