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Stop Imitating The Habits Of Successful People: It's Killing You - Darius Foroux

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Stop Imitating The Habits Of Successful People: It's Killing You - Darius Foroux
Have you seen them? Articles and books that promise you the secrets to success? Save yourself some time and stop reading them. I'll tell you why in a minute. There are many kinds of those "success-articles." The ones that suggest there's a difference between winners and losers are my favorite.

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Everyone pretends that the word success has nothing to do with money and status. But that’s simply not true. When we talk about success, we all talk about getting rich. Just be honest. - Darius Foroux

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Knowing how to be successful will not guarantee success

There’s a difference between studying success and actually building a business or career that matters. It’s the same as talent and hard work. There are a lot of talented people who never contributed anything to the world. And also a lot of people without talent who did wonderful things in life. 🛤

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Life is not about success, no ...
Life is not about success, no matter how you define it. Life is about the struggle of figuring things out. The very thing that many of us run away from.

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