Do you feel that you have no target in life? Are you still searching for your way to success? Aren’t you sure that you are on the right track? Than you may find some answers about what you have to do in Tom Corley’s book, Rich Habits — The Daily Success Habits of Wealthy Individuals. The writer outlines some habits that distinguish the wealthy from the non-wealthy. It is a guide with many tips that have passed the test of time and that you can put into practice anytime. The best time to start your way to personal success, is now!
- Take care of your health.
Taking care of what you eat and exercising daily is a regular habit for most successful people. They are also very careful with the allocated time for rest. This helps in gaining energy for more activities and keeping your mind clear and ready to accumulate constantly a lot of information.
- Establish your goals and struggle for accomplishing them.
If you want to become a successful person you have to organize your goals. Plan your day from the evening, establish daily, weekly, monthly and yearly goals. But don’t let them written in vain, make plans on how to accomplish your goals.
- Reading daily whatever you like to read.
Reading increases certain knowledge in certain activity fields, but reading literature or just magazines increases our knowledge about life. So, read every day and you will see that someday you will be able to apply the things that you were reading about.
- Stick on some good daily habits.
Successful people have many good habits and few bad ones. Your bad habits may be preventing you from becoming wealthy, but the good ones will push your forward.
According to Corley, good habits have to be predominant in successful people lives. Let’s see some examples:
Bad Habits vs Good Habit
I watch too much TV. I limit myself to one hour of TV per day.
I don’t remember names. I write down names and remember them.
- Don’t put off to tomorrow what you can do today.
Corley explains that when the thought of putting off something enters the mind, immediately shed notion by saying, “Do it now.” He says to repeat these words 100 times if necessary. Just don’t stop till the task is done.
- Reject negative thinking.
Successful people are always positive people. Maybe not all of them were born with this or maybe some of them were in difficult moments many times, but they worked on replacing bad thoughts with good ones and avoid remaining stuck in negativity.
- Save money when this is possible.
According to Corley, successful individuals put away about 10 percent to 20 percent of their gross earnings in a savings, investment or retirement plan. Not everyone can afford to do so, but anyone have to think about saving a part of his or her earnings.
- Don’t waste your money.
Some successful people are considered greedy. This may be others’ opinion about them because they are usually avoid overspending.
- Spend time with people and learn something from everyone.
If you put yourself in a glass globe, it will be difficult to become rich. People who are successful take time day by day to strengthen the bonds of friendship and form long-lasting relationships with others. Networking is one of their daily habits. They stay in touch with their contacts and are ready to help if necessary without asking something in return, because you never know when people who were helped will be grateful, too.
- Don’t limit yourself in doing only what is required.
A lot of successful people are entrepreneur, they have their own business, so they don’t have to report to a boss. It is very important to not be limited to some regular tasks in order to succeed. When you are on your own, you have to give yourself tasks and go further all the time, pushing your limits. Because you are the only one who can do what you ask from yourself.