Successful individuals are copy cats. They seek to mimic or model themselves after other successful people they admire. Typically, these are individuals within their same industry. Doing so forces higher standards upon yourself. It makes you set the bar higher for yourself, which necessitates that you grow and improve to meet those standards. Not having someone to model yourself after can leave you drifting in the wind, making it harder to achieve success. If you want to increase your chances for success exponentially, find someone in your field who you admire to act as your benchmark. This will allow you to grow into the person you need to be in order for success to visit you. So, let me ask you, who is your benchmark?