636 | Vicarious success

This morning I was reading a book that had a chapter on self-efficacy. In that chapter it talked about the 4 aspects of confidence.

Under the second aspect, called Vicarious Learning, I realized where my grandma got her most used saying.

My grandma would say, “If someone else has done it, you can do it too. If no one else has done it, you can be the first!”

She said that to me MANY times throughout my life, mostly when I was little.

When you’re little, you just believe your grandma, why wouldn’t you?!

As I got older, I wondered where she got that quote, if anywhere.

I think I figured it out.

In the Vicarious Learning section of the book, I saw several quotes that could very well have been the inspiration for her most said quote.

“If it’s within someone’s power to achieve something, know that it’s within your power to achieve that thing.” ~Marcus Aurelius

“Whether you think you can, or you think you can’t – you’re right.” – Henry Ford

My grandma was an avid reader, but she wasn’t so good on giving credit where credit was due.

If someone else had done it, I really had it in the back of my mind that I could too.

The point stuck with me and was the basis for all the crazy things I did throughout my life.

Even now, as logical as I can be, there is a little voice in the back of my head that says, “ya so what Elon Musk is the only human to create a 3 billion dollar business, you could too if you wanted!”

Silly little voice… or maybe it’s not!

I now pass on that voice to you.

That quote became a voice that is always there and has served me well. Now it’s time to serve you well.

Can you create the freedom business you desire so much?

I did.

Many of my students, like Pat Flynn, did.

Every podcaster you listen to that actually has a success freedom business did.

Every famous blogger or business person you know did.

If they can do it you can too.

You can too!

Jeremy Frandsen
World Leader in Freedom Business Education