The saying, “Don’t reinvent the wheel” is so well-known it has become almost proverbial. Yet, I constantly see people trying to “reinvent wheels” and it often works to their detriment rather than to their advantage.
Please don’t misunderstand. Never would I suggest not being creative and trying new things. As human beings, we are, by our very nature, creative beings. Inventions, new cures for old ills and even better and more efficient/productive methodologies are all part of that magnificent creative process; a process that adds increase to all our lives and humankind’s overall standard of living.
However, when desiring to achieve success in a particular area of your life, it’s best to begin with the fundamentals. Once you’ve learned, embraced, and succeeded with the fundamentals, then you can move on and create “new things” or even new ways of doing those things.
“This process of learning and applying what I had learned changed my life. I am still amazed at how simply and obvious it is. Just find out what successful people do and do the same things until you get the same results.”
Please share with us an experience you’ve had in which you’ve done what Mr. Tracy suggested and had the results you desired.