If there is one thing that you can be certain of, it is that life is happening to everyone. We all tend to feel that our trials and tribulations are unique and that no one in the world has ever had they kinds of troubles that we have. This can at times bog down our progress in reaching our goals and dreams because we feel that the chips are stacked against us. Sometimes, in order to amass the strength and confidence to traverse a situation, it helps to find out that there were others facing the same issues who found a way to emerge triumphant.
Biographies and autobiographies of people who have successfully overcome similar hurdles to ones you are going through serve as an excellent way to delve into the inner thoughts of those who are willing to share you you have arrived at where you wish to be. For instance, if you want to understand the mindset of the successful business professional, you might want to read the autobiographies of Donald Trump or Lee Iaccoca. Perhaps you’re struggling with weight issues. In that case, Ricki Lake may be a good read to find out how to harness strength and will power. For every situation from bankruptcy to debilitating illness to dysfunctional family life, someone’s been through it and wrote about how they overcame it.
It is not always necessary to re-invent the wheel. Sometimes the blueprint to success already exists. Many extraordinary people have already been through the fire and documented their journey. Perhaps we can learn from their mistakes instead of our own.