Habits and success

Habits and success

Habits change your life, but they don't guarantee success.

Waking up early, working hard, and taking cold showers do not cause success. They contribute to it, but they may be insufficient.

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Leo Tolstoy
“Everyone thinks of changing the world, but no one thinks of changing himself.”
Set the bar very low

Focus on small things. Build a strong foundation. Without it, we can never achieve anything meaningful:

  • Want to run daily? Start by walking.
  • Want to write a book? Write once sentence.
  • Want to start a business? Get one client.
  • Want to read two books a week? Read one page a day.
Use checklists

When you want to do something, you start doing it and then you forget about it. We must use checklists to remind ourselves of what we’re trying to achieve.

Check off your habits daily. One day, you’ll be surprised by how much your life changed by such, seemingly, small habits.

Decide what habits are worth it

It's up to you to define what a good habit is. This critical to forming new habits. 

To find your why, your reason to change, just ask yourself this: “Will habit x improve the quality of my life?”  Answer that. And then, adopt habits that bring you closer to the things you want in life.

Focus on one habit at a time

We overestimate ourselves most of the time. And that's one of the reasons we try to do so many things at the same time, in a short period.

We can achieve a lot over a long period. So focus on one thing at a time. Stack one habit on top of the other, one by one.

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attributed to Aristotle
“We are what we repeatedly do. Excellence then, is not an act, but a habit.”
You need clarity of purpose to succeed

Napoleon Hill once said that we must know what we want and we must have the strong desire to possess it.

Without a purpose, it’s easy to pursue things that you “think you should be doing”.

How to get wealthy

You don't need to earn a lot of money to become rich if you have healthy financial habits.

If you want to get wealthy, you need to consider three things:

  1. Earn
  2. Save
  3. Invest.

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