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Learning from Others' Success

Any success I've attained, no matter how big or small, has been a learned behavior. I can't think of one thing where I've improved without the help or input of other people. I had to do the work, but I had to learn the required skills. These skills can be taught from people I know personally, through social media, or internet personalities, but the bottom line is that I always learn from others.


From the time we are babies, we learn about life from a multitude of people. These can be good or bad behaviors and the things we learn when we're young shape our lives forever. Personally, my parents, teachers, coaches, and friends shaped me into the human I am today. I also have many role models that I look to now for advice on how to handle situations and how to conduct myself in my daily endeavors.


So what's the point of all this...


Here's my advice for tonight: We need to make our own decisions, but don't be afraid to take advice or input from other people. Learn how others got to where you want to be someday. Anytime I see an example of success that I would like to achieve in the future, I cling to it and I want to know what those people did to get to where they're at in their lives.


From what I've seen, people often struggle with giving credit. This can result from jealousy that someone is in a position that you are not, but in the end of the day success is not given. It's earned daily and nobody slacks their way to the top of the mountain. We need to be able to give credit to learn.


Never let insecurity get the best of you. We all have different definitions of success, but no matter how we define the term, we need to learn how to attain success. This requires us to put our egos away, give credit, and consume ourselves with successful mindsets.


If we learned everything we know from teaching as children, why would we stop when we surpass our childhood? Constant learning is key to getting where you want to go.


What are your thoughts? I'd love to hear! Send me an email or reach out on social media.

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Tanner Kern is a 22 year old coach, runner, and blogger from Connecticut. He is the host of The Tanner Kern Podcast and creator of "It's a Process: A Blog About Life, Running, and Everything in Between."

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