When we talk about Japan now, we always associate it with innovation and quality.
But how did Japan start?
During the Industrial Revolution, Japan had massively copied from the Western countries.
Yes, they were copycat.
But they continued to improve and innovate on what they had copied and became a country of innovation and quality.
History always repeat.
Fast forward now, China has been accused of being a copycat.
But guess what, give it another few more years, China will become a country of innovation and quality.
What can we learn from this?
Don’t reinventing the wheels.
First, be a copycat. Then improve and innovate.
One of the most common mistakes that people make is trying to create success based on their own thinking and method.
These people usually don’t like to read.
As I said before, there are only two ways to learn:
1. From other people’s experience
2. From your own experience
These people only learn from one way – their own experience.
As a result, they often experience failures. Failures that others have already experienced and can be avoided.
Don’t be one of them!
Whatever success you want, there is someone who has already achieved the same.
Go find that person, learn as much as you can from him and copy what he does.
After you become a successful copycat, then you can improve, innovate, and become the best in your own way.