Above all is the critical requirement to remember that this is all about you.
The Pathway of Smart People exists inside every hungry person.
What you know is so much less impressive than what you do with what you know.
From this minute forward, when ANYONE gives you a reason why they are saying "No" to what you're asking, keep in mind these three magical little tools:
1) Say, "Yes, you're right" --- Agree with their objection.
2) "I know exactly how you feel, because others felt that way, too, and when they saw how __________, they found it's simply excellent.">
3) Eschew asking questions requiring a yes or no unless you already know the answer in advance and you are prepared to show that benefit. Instead, offer two or more choices, asking which they like better.
"Has the blue one grabbed your heart, or do you agree with me that this green is simply edible?"
"Are you more comfortable dealing with cash, or credit?"
"You're busy Friday? Great. Would you like to go for a picnic Saturday morning, or does an evening at the 3d show sound better?"
Those who ask more end up with more. This is true approximately one hundred percent of the time, for approximately one hundred percent
You know, The Pathway of Smart People is pretty easy.
Using the same techniques you mastered as a child and in your teens,
and simply stopped using except for emergencies and entirely petty interests.
Yes, when the flame is under you, you pull it off, make that "critical deadline, hm?
Using precisely the same tools for planning out your life and living it through,
you'll find that the Pathway of Smart People already is a deep part of who you are.
Teach yourself more by finding experts in whatever you're interested in.
With true experts, it is rare for them to hold back their secrets,
because they love it when students seek to emulate their results.
Masters and millionaires, champions and billionaires do share,
because masters know that imitation is the sincerest form of flattery,
millionaires are already comfortable knowing they hold the keys,
champions because they became champions thanks to others,
and billionaires, who get it best of all, to ask more.
That's why The Pathway of Smart People is so effective:
it's continually being refined by those who lead the way.
Invite the Pathway of Smart People into your life, in daily ways.
It's already there, so BE your own version of the Pathway of Smart People.