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Principle 4 – Develop Success Habits

We are all creatures of habit, some beneficial and some not so beneficial. What you find with successful people is a propensity for success habits. They consciously and continually strive to add new positive habits while eliminating those that create obstacles or barriers to success.

For example, one of my favorite success habits is to read for 30 minutes, 5 days per week.  I’m not talking about reading the newspaper, sports magazines, entertainment publications, or fictional books, but rather reading something that has lasting impact on you. It could be a business book which improves your capability to do your job, a spiritual book that provides you direction and inner peace, or a motivational book that moves you.

This type of reading provides you with mental protein instead of mental candy. I’m not suggesting that mental candy, consumed in moderation, is bad for you, but it does not give you the knowledge, energy, and direction essential for you to achieve great success.

If you average reading 1 page per minute and read 30 minutes a day, five days per week, you will read about 600 pages per month. On average, that represents two to three books a month or 24 to 36 books a year. ready-made company . If you read 30 books or so per year in your field, what do you think the impact would be on your results?

So, one of the easiest ways to build this habit is to get up 30 minutes earlier each morning and use that as your reading time. The mind is wide open for new information at the start of the day, before it is filled with typical deadlines, issues, and problems.

What other habits do successful people tend to have? Here are a few that you may want to consider:

* Associate with successful people and learn to model behavior that makes them successful. In addition, spending time with successful people keeps you motivated and energized.
* Commit to constant improvement and always look for a better way. Never become satisfied with the status quo and avoid the comfort zone.
* Develop an abundance mentality where opportunity is ever present. Realize that the world is full of opportunity for those willing to look for it.
* Look for the valuable lesson in every difficulty or setback. Understand that the lesson is what you need to learn to move forward.
* Exceed expectations of customers, associates, friends, and family. If you go the extra mile, others will do the same for you.

Remember, success habits will lead to significantly better results.  Make sure your habits are aligned with your goals or you are constructing potential barriers which will limit your success.

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