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Do What Works #4

Hands-on Experience is Crucial

To achieve the results you want, you need to do what works and not to do what doesn't work. And don't forget that it's your job to ascertain which is which! Once you know the difference you'll be more effective in achieving your goals.

When you have experience in some field, it's natural to want to share your secret of success with others. Yet many people find an idea that seems plausible, and then prematurely try to persuade others to follow it. But without empirical know-how, how can they know that it does work? They ignore the vast difference between just knowing about something and genuine hands-on experience.

Do they Have Experience?

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Experience gives credibility, the more the better. When you listen to a sports commentator, the difference is clear. Those who have played the game extensively speak with authority when they say: "He's now digging deep!" They have the ring of truth.

change your life by learning to follow those with real experience and ignore those who only know about it. TV tele-prompters make it easy to pretend someone knows what they're saying, but they're only reading. You can often tell when someone is a wannabe, beware of pretenders who can easily mislead you.

Are they Telling you What To Do?

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Many people will tell you to do what they do, ignoring the fact that their context is always different to yours. So beware of self sabotage: of following others, and of encouraging others to follow you.

But how do you help someone to become more effective without telling them what to do? Simple, the secret of success is to extend the
do what works strategy. Tell them to follow this strategy, and also follow it yourself.

  1. Do what works for you to achieve whatever you seek to be, do, or have.

  2. Do NOT do what doesn't work to get you there.

  3. Encourage others to do what works for them to achieve whatever they seek.

  4. Encourage others to stop doing what doesn't work to get them there.
Then you're doing what these articles do, you're suggesting that other people look at their results, and do only what experience tells them does work. This works for everyone. Once you have gained the necessary know-how, passing it on is beneficial.

The strategy of only
doing what works is outstandingly effective, it gives everyone whatever they seek to be, do, or have. Then everyone will know how to get where they want to be, which if followed would get the world out of its current dismal state! Since this secret of success makes so much sense, I do all four. How about you?

Are You Convinced this Strategy Works?

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The more aware you become, the clearer your intuition on whether something will work for you. So why would you ignore your inner truth? If you're not aware that your inner voice knows your truth, then the previous articles in this Change my Life series can help you to increase your awareness.

If you do know your inner truth is your truth, then listen to it.
Learn NOT to follow your self-sabotage mechanism which will hijack your mind to give you ostensibly persuasive thoughts that it knows better. It doesn't!

Simply follow your inner voice - which becomes less difficult as you become ever more awareness. Your inner truth is pretty reliable in knowing what doesn't work for you, and what does.

Food for Thought

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"If you're not part of the solution, you're part of the problem!"

- Eldridge Cleaver, 1935-1998, US activist

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