50 Ways Happier, Healthier, And More Successful People Live On Their Own Terms

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50 Ways Happier, Healthier, And More Successful People Live On Their Own Terms
Although people think they perform better on caffeine, the truth is, they really don't. Actually, we've become so dependent on caffeine that we use it to simply get back to our status-quo. When we're off it, we under perform and become incapable. Isn't this absurd?


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Read 1 book per week

Ordinary people seek entertainment. Extraordinary people seek education and learning.

Taking even 15–30 minutes every day (especially during the morning) to read uplifting and instruct...

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Do something that terrifies you

But you don’t have to constantly be battling your fears. You only need to be courageous for 20 seconds at a time.

If you courageously confront fear for 20 seconds every single day, befor...

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“A person’s success in life can usually be measured by the number of uncomfortable conversations he or she is willing to have.”

Tim Ferriss

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Do something kind for others

Taking the time to help other people is one of the greatest joys in life. Helping others opens you up to new sides of yourself.

It helps you connect deeper with those you help and humanity...

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“Never let a problem to be solved become more important than a person to be loved.”

Thomas Monson

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Remove all non-essentials

Most of the possessions you own, you don’t use. Most of the clothes in your closet, you don’t wear. Get rid of them.

It will boost your motivation and give you clarity and welcome...

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Stop obsessing about the outcome

When setting goals, your locus of control should target what you can control.

Do what is right, let the consequence follow.

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Defining happiness and success

Define what wealth and happiness mean to you, in your own terms. 

If we don’t, society will for us — and we will always fall short. We’ll always be left wanting. We’ll always be s...

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“Be everything to everybody and you’ll be nothing for yourself.”

John Rushton

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Maximum 3 items on your to-do list

Have no more than 3 items on your to-do list each day.

Instead of doing a million things poorly, the goal becomes to do a few things incredibly — or better yet, to do one thing better...

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“If you have more than three priorities, then you don’t have any.”

Jim Collins

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Healthy life changes

  • Stop consuming refined sugar. It is worse for our brains than it is for our waistlines.
  • Fast from all food and caloric beverages 24 hours once per week.
  • Go to bed early and ris...

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Rituals for happiness

  • Make your bed first thing in the morning.
  • Write in your journal for 5 minutes per day.
  • Make a bucket list and actively knock items off.
  • Fast from the internet 24 hours ...

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High-pressure moments as a (fun) challenge

Most people see "pressure situations" as threatening, and that makes them perform even less well. 

But, "when you see the ...

One of many opportunities

Is this high-pressure situation a good opportunity? Sure. Is it the only opportunity you will ever have for the rest of your life? Probably not.

Before an interview or a big meeting, give yourself a pep talk: "I will have other interviews" (or presentations or sales calls). 

Focus on the task

Instead of worrying about the outcome, worry about the task at hand.

That means developing tunnel vision. When you keep your eye on the task at hand (and only the task at hand), all you can see is the concrete steps necessary to excel.

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Turn envy into curiosity

This will help you to take action instead of feeling sorry for yourself. So the next time you see someone do something you want to do, either:

  • Reverse engineer what ...

Charlie Munger

Charlie Munger

“Increasing rationality and improving as much as you can no matter your age or experience is a moral duty.”

The labels you put on yourself

They shape your actions. If you think of yourself as lazy or weak, you act in accordance with that label.

Instead of placing labels on yourself, try making statements indicating you’re in the process of improving. Change “I am” to “I’m working on it.”

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Extended warranties

Extended warranties are a product. They help the business more than they help the consumer, as no business offers a product at a loss.

A Consumer Report revealed that 55 percent of owner...

We lose money

For most, extended warranties are bad investments, because we never use the coverage they pay for.

For a warranty to be worth it,

  • Something needs to fail that is covered.
  • We need to use the warranty during the repairs.
  • The cost of the repairs should exceed the price we paid for the warranty.

A better approach

Instead of buying warranties, consider setting up your own warranty coverage by putting the money aside in an interest-bearing savings account. Then you have full control over the money and can re-purpose those funds.

This strategy will work in your favor more often than it won't. Consider setting aside about half of the cost of the item you bought.

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