If there’s one thing I’ve learned in my years as a reverse mortgage professional is that you need others to be successful. Success is not a solitary endeavor. If anyone tells you it is, they’re lying.
Think about it…
How many people do you depend on, or refer to, on a daily basis? If we did everything by ourselves, hoping for a positive outcome, I’m sure we would go insane. I’m sure some people already have.
The fact of the matter is, “successful” doesn’t mean “alone”, no matter how much you want to believe it does. Even if you think it does, and have concrete evidence of it, it was probably not a solo effort.
Even when we were young, we not only depended on someone else to survive, but we thrived because of it. What about our teachers would helped us discover our passions? (The good ones anyway) Or maybe a role model we imitated, in the hopes of becoming just as good as they were at whatever they did?
People say it’s “lonely at the top” but I think that’s more a state of mind than actual occurrence. Besides, even if it’s lonely at the top, why would you want to be at the top?
Success should be shared with others, either by providing insight, sharing your experiences, offering advice, etc. Success is only as lonely as you want it to be.
Help yourself by helping others.