I read a lots of personal development blogs, personal finance blogs, and leadership blogs. One consistent theme among the three aforementioned categories is the praise of the uber-successful.

Rightfully so, as these people are the CEO’s, leaders, and most influential people of our time. It’s important to learn from these people. Obviously they’re doing some things right.

However, I think it’s equally important to look for success from those closest to us. Personally, it’s more inspirational to see a friend, acquaintance, or peer attain success. It creates this feeling that success is more attainable for me.

I think to myself – “If they can do it, so can I!”

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