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“A clear vision of the future you, re-directs passion from it’s fondness for short-term instant gratification to a willingness to sacrifice, in order to create the future you – your new identity.”
“A negative mental outlook causes tunnel vision, limiting creativity.”
“A positive mental outlook enhances creativity, problem solving and allows you to see opportunities.”
“A useful technique to assist in keeping long-term goals in sight is the use of a vision board. A vision board is an actual picture of long-term goals.”
“A very big part of living a happy life is surrounding yourself with the right type of people.”
“According to the latest science, negativity inhibits your ability to think clearly.”
“Any investment you make of your time should pay dividends down the road in some meaningful way – increased happiness events, financially security, fewer financial worries, longevity, a legacy that benefits future generations or helps improve the lives of others.”
“Anything new and different leads to growth. Growth leads to success and success leads to wealth.”
“At the beginning of each month, list monthly goals. These are goals with a realistic probability of being reached by the end of the month. Break down each goal into tasks or steps. The monthly goals could be the number of insurance policies to write that month, or the number of new clients you hope to gain, or a revenue target for the month. These goals might include a project to be completed or an article to be written.”
“Before beginning each day, compile a Daily Goal/ To-do List. List only those things that have a realistic probability of being completed that day.”
“Cardio is not only good for the body, but it's good for the brain. It grows the neurons in the brain. Exercise also increases the production of glucose. Glucose is brain fuel. The more fuel you feed your brain, the more it grows and the smarter you become.”
“Constructing an ideal, happy and successful life is no different than building a house. It’s the same process. It all starts with creating a blueprint of your future, ideal life.”
“Daily habits dictate how successful or unsuccessful you will be in life.”
“Define exactly what your future, ideal life looks like.
Dream Job – What would you love to do for a living?
Ideal Home – What will your perfect home look like? Where will that home be?
Life Partner – What type of person would you like to share the rest of your life with?
Desired Wealth – How much wealth would you like to accumulate?
Fun – What fun places would you like to travel to? What fun activities would you’d like to engage in regularly?
Rich Relationships – What type of people would you like to be in your inner circle?
Health – How much would you like to weigh? What would you like your body to look like? What will you do to become healthy and fit?
Charity – Who will you help with the wealth you accumulate?”
“Don’t wallow in self pity because you do not like what you do for a living. Take action. Put your ladder on your wall and start climbing it every day. Take action today.”
“Don’t waste your life following someone else’s dreams and goals. It’s your life. It’s your ladder. Find your wall to put it on. My new life began the minute I decided to put my ladder on my wall.”
“Every day, rich people do certain things that help them to change into the individuals they need to become in order for success to visit them”
“Failure to separate yourself from the herd is why most people never achieve success. You want to separate yourself from the herd, create your own herd, and then get others to join it.”
“Fear of criticism is the reason we do not seek feedback from others. But feedback is essential to learning what is working and what isn't working. Feedback helps you understand if you are on the right track. Feedback criticism, good or bad, is a crucial element for learning and growth.”
“For successful people, exercise is a routine, like brushing their teeth. They understand that daily exercise improves their bodies and minds. Routine exercise improves the immune system and results in fewer sick days.”
“Forty percent of our daily activities are habits. This means 40 percent of the time we are on autopilot.”
“Getting up at five in the morning to tackle the top three things you want to accomplish in your day allows you to regain control of your life. It gives you a sense of confidence that you, indeed, direct your life.”
“Glucose is the brain’s fuel source. When it’s low, your ability to make decisions is impaired.”
“Goals and dreams are catalysts for great achievement in life. They enable you to accomplish seemingly super-human feats. They force you to dig deep and, in the process, they introduce you to the amazing person buried deep inside of you. Someone who was there all along.”
“Gratitude changes the lens through which you view your world, from negative to positive. And when that happens you’ll begin to see solutions to your problems. Ideas will pop into your head that will help you climb your way out of your financial worries.”
“Gratitude changes the lens through which you view your world, from negative to positive. And when that happens, you’ll begin to see solutions to your problems. Ideas will pop into your head that will help you climb your way out of your unemployment, poverty or near poverty.”
“Gratitude is recognizing all of the good in your life. Making gratitude a daily habit is a good thing because gratitude is the gateway to a positive mental outlook.”
“Gratitude is the gateway to optimism and a positive mental outlook. Gratitude forces you to shift your focus from what you lack, scarcity, to what you have, abundance.”
“Habits are like snowflakes — they build up, and then you have an avalanche of success.”
“Habits are like snowflakes on the side of a steep mountain. You hardly notice, on a daily basis, the snow accumulating. But after many months, that accumulation is so significant, it causes an avalanche.”
“Habits are the cause of wealth, poverty, happiness, sadness, stress, good relationships, bad relationships, good health, or bad health.”
“Habits are unconscious thoughts, behaviors or emotions that exist for one purpose – to free up your conscious brain, so you can think.”
“Habits are your transportation system in life. If your desired destination is a healthy, happy and successful life, good daily habits will push you along to that destination. Open your eyes to your habits, because the wrong habits could be pushing you along to a destination you won't like very much.”
“Habits enable the brain to work less.”
“Habits put you on autopilot. This is a good thing if you have far more good habits than bad habits and a very bad thing if you have far more bad habits than good habits.”
“Happy people tend to have happy thoughts.”
“Having a clear vision of who you want to be in the future is the springboard to forcing change, setting everything else that leads to success, in motion.”
“Having a positive outlook on life is critical to success because positivity expands your thinking, enabling you to see solutions to your problems, while negativity narrows your thinking, making problem-solving difficult, if not impossible.”
“Having more stuff will not make you happy and will do nothing to help you change in a positive direction.”
“Helping other success-minded people move forward in achieving their goals and dreams helps you succeed.”
“Human beings are goal-seeking drones. We function at an optimum level when we are obsessed with achieving something big in life; something that forces us to stretch, grow and become something different, something better.”
“I always pay attention to my inner voice because I know, from my many years of studying the brain, that, behind the scenes, the subconscious is constantly at work and, through intuition, guides you in solving your problems.”
“I complete items on my to-do list every day.
“I exercise thirty minutes each day.”
“I know I can’t control the outcome of my dreams, but I can control the outcome of my goals. So, it’s simple really. All I need to do is take action on the things I can control, my goals, and not worry about what I can’t control – the outcome of my dreams.”
“I listen to audio books during the commute to work.”
“I will control my thoughts and emotions each and every day.”
“I will save ten percent of my gross income every paycheck.”
“I will set goals for each day, for each month, for each year and for the long-term. I will focus on my goals each and every day.”
“I’ve found that it is important to separate the dreams from the G-goals. Dreams are wishes or things that are outside my control, meaning I cannot control their outcome. Goals are things that I have 100% control over because all it requires is taking action.”
“If you don’t have a clear vision of who you are, you have an identity crisis.”
“If you set low expectations and exceed them, this increases your confidence and strengthens your positive mental outlook, infusing you with optimism, enthusiasm and an overall sense that you are moving forward towards the realization of your dream.”
“If you want to be successful, you have to continuously learn from others, what to do and what not to do.”
“If you want to be successful, you must forge a habit of remembering the names of those who matter to you or your business.”
“If you were to string me up by my toes until I divulged the greatest secret to success from my research, I would argue that it is having a clear vision of the future you”
“In order to get, you must first give.”
“In order to succeed, you must first give value to others.”
“It's not the realization of the dream, the success and the wealth that follows, that makes you a genius – it’s the pursuit.”
“Kids should experiment with different activities so that they can find and identify their true talents.”
“Look in the mirror every morning and smile because you know something others don’t – you are about to embark on a journey that will transform you into someone who will be better, someone others will admire, someone who you always knew you could be – an amazingly successful, healthy and happy person.”
“Maintaining good health is one of the few things you have absolute control over.”
“Making money doing something you love, which is easier for you to master than it is for others, will make you rich and successful in life.”
“Most of us do as we are told. This habit forms early in life. Our parents, for our own good, make us do things we don’t want to do: wake up early for school, eat broccoli, do homework, house chores, etc. Doing what we are told is conditioned into us from the very beginning.”
“Most people are on autopilot, just doing the same things their parents did, or taught them to do, without realizing it.”
“Most people do not have a blueprint. They do not have a clear vision of what they would like their life to be. They wing it.
And, like leaves on a fall day, they float about on the wind most of their lives, uncertain where they will land.
Those who have a clearly defined destination, create their own wind, which carries them where they want to go.”
“Most people don’t sit down and actually plan out how they are going to invest their savings over the next 20 years. The wealthy do. They just don’t wing it.”
“Most young adults wind up pursuing goals and dreams their parents desire. Most put their ladder on their parents’ wall and spend much of their life climbing that ladder.”
“Negative, destructive criticism will derail you from pursing success.”
“Not exercising every day is a habit.
Not eating healthy is a habit.
Not pursuing your dreams is a habit.
Not returning phone calls immediately is a habit.
Not waking up early to pursue self-improvement is a habit.
Not saving money is a habit.
Not avoiding time wasters is a habit.
Not taking personal responsibility for your life is a habit.”
“Obsession is an unrelenting focus that enables you to overcome all obstacles, pitfalls, setbacks, problems and and any unexpected consequences life throws in your path.”
“Only a few exceptional individuals are able to withstand the assaults on their dreams, goals or success. We call these exceptional individuals, self-made millionaires.”
“Opportunity luck is why the rich are rich. Opportunity luck is a unique type of luck the rich create as a result of having good daily habits. When you have good daily habits, you magnify the opportunity for luck to occur.”
“Ordinary habits are simple, basic and standalone, but rich habits are more unique. They move around searching for and overpowering other ordinary habits. Adopting them is the key to massive change.”
“Our daily habits are the reason why we are rich, poor or middle class.”
“Our names are one of the most important things to us. They are even more important than our birthdays. When someone remembers your name, it feeds your ego. You feel important and valued. Most people, however, make no effort to remember names.”
“Passion is life’s way of notifying you that you’ve stumbled upon an innate talent – the thing you were born to do – your main purpose in life.”
“Passion makes work fun. Passion gives you the energy, persistence, and focus needed to overcome failures, mistakes, and rejection.”
“Poor people have one income stream. Their eggs are all in one basket.”
“Positivity is a magnet for happiness and success and gratitude turns that magnet on.”
“Pursue your dreams and goals. Define an ideal future life. This creates clarity and helps you see down the road and focus your attentions.”
“Pursuing a dream forces you to learn. Learning something new feels awkward at first. When you feel awkward, you are on the right path.”
“Pursuing a long-term goal, dream or purpose infuses you with a passion that gives you incredible powers of focus and persistence.”
“Pursuing any dream takes you outside your comfort zone. It makes you feel uncomfortable. When you perpetually feel uncomfortable, you are on the right path.”
“Pursuing your own dreams and goals creates the greatest long-term happiness and results in the greatest accumulation of wealth.”
“Reading with intention is a top habit of millionaires.”
“Self-made millionaires do not rely on one singular source of income. They develop multiple streams.”
“Self-made millionaires have mastered certain rules of etiquette principles you have to master if you want to be a success.”
“Set short- and long-term goals.”
“Since millions of people are poor, this means poor parents are unintentionally passing along certain poor habits to their children, creating a generational cycle of poverty.”
“Staying within the status quo of the herd, is just easier, less stressful and physiologically less demanding for everyone. That is why there are so many more employees than employers.”
“Success depends on jumping on an opportunity when it presents itself.”
“Success is a process. Habits keep that process going.”
“Success is a process. What makes a process a process is consistency.”
“Success requires growth.”
“Success takes time. It’s a process. You cannot short-cut the process and realize long-term success.”
“Successful people are grateful for all that life has given them. They express thanks every day, oftentimes before sleep or upon waking in the morning.”
“Successful people are positive, enthusiastic, energetic, happy, and well-balanced individuals. They feel powerful, in control, confident, and energized. This is not by accident.”
“Successful people are slaves to their good daily habits.”
“Successful people are students of relationship building. They faithfully return phone calls right away. They continuously seek out ways to improve their relationships.”
“Successful people are too busy to allow themselves to indulge in being sad or depressed. They engage in productive activities, which take their minds off their sadness or depression. They are constantly engaged in projects or self-improvement activities that promote positive feelings about themselves.”
“Successful people devote time each and every day to self-improvement.”
“Successful people do not procrastinate.”
“Successful people do not rely on chance. They proactively shape the course of their lives.When they look into their mirror, they see the future version of themselves and that puts a smile on their reflection.”
“Successful people do the things that are necessary over the long term in order for opportunity luck to occur in their lives.”
“Successful people engage in at least 30 minutes a day of self-improvement reading. They read or listen to books, articles, newsletters, etc. They study stuff that helps them do a better job. They go to seminars, speaking engagements and take courses at night school.”
“Successful people engage in the process of self-improvement every day. They read industry periodicals and technical material specific to their profession or trade. They become students of their industry, profession, or trade, and keep current with changes that occur.”
“Successful people foster, grow, and improve their relationships with others each and every day. They devote significant amounts of time networking.”
“Take responsibility when things go wrong. Don’t blame others or play the victim.”
“The grass is always greener until you have to mow the lawn.”
“The greatest part of pursuing your dreams is that you will begin to feel happy and enthusiastic about life.”
“The only limitations in life are the ones we set.”
“The Poverty Game Plan:
- Take no responsibility for your life circumstances. Blame everyone but yourself.
- Do not read to learn or for self-improvement – read for entertainment.
- Seek instant gratification.
- Forge bad habits. and “do nothing” habits.
- Spend 100% or more of what you make for a living.
- Overextend yourself (i.e. buying or renting a home/car you can’t afford)
- Criticize, condemn and complain.
- Make decisions out of fear.
- Do not seek out mentors.
- Be afraid to ask for what you want.
- Avoid or ignore feedback.
- Do not challenge yourself – stay within your comfort zone.
- Do not control your thoughts and emotions.
- Say whatever is on your mind – do not control the words that come out of your mouth.
- Associate with negative, toxic people.
- No clear vision of who you want to be.
- Do not pursue dreams and goals.
- Set bad goals – buying stuff, expensive vacations, etc.
- Quit when the going gets tough.
- Be negative, pessimistic and cynical about everything.
- Trust no one.
- Belittle others.
- Be untrustworthy – cheat on your spouse or significant other, backstab friends, colleagues and co-workers.
- Eat in excess
- Drink alcohol in excess.
- Take recreational drugs.
- Don’t exercise or exercise sporadically.
- Buy whatever you feel like buying immediately and without thinking about the consequences – engage in spontaneous or emotional spending.
- Supersize your life – increase your spending as your income increases.
- Live for today and never plan for your future.
- Fail to meet the expectations of others.
- Ignore laws and rules – lie, cheat and steal in order to shortcut success.”
“The rich are always on the lookout for individuals who are goal-oriented, optimistic, enthusiastic, and who have an overall positive mental outlook.”
“The self-made rich adopted specific habits that enabled them to achieve their dreams and their goals.”
“The Wealth Game Plan:
- Take responsibility for your financial circumstances.
- Improve every day – engage in perpetual, daily self-improvement. Read to learn, not to entertain.
- Pursue your dreams and your goals – do not put your ladder on someone else’s wall.
- Set good goals and avoid bad goals – good goals are tied to your dreams and your vision of the ideal person you want to become in the future. Bad goals are goals designed to increase the stuff you own.
- Never quit on your dreams and goals.
- Forge good habits and avoid bad habits – good habits help you become better and move you forward. Bad habits do the opposite.
- Associate with upbeat, happy, enthusiastic, success-minded people and limit your exposure to negative, toxic people.
- Never gamble.
- Save 20% or more of your income first, before spending anything.
- Control your thoughts and emotions.
- Never say what is on your mind – control the words that come out of your mouth.
- Never gossip.
- Seek out mentors who have done what you want to do.
- Never criticize, condemn or complain.
- Exercise every day, aerobically and anaerobically.
- Eat healthy every day.
- Moderate the bad (eating junk food, watching TV, Internet, drinking alcohol, etc.).
- Live for tomorrow – delay gratification in the pursuit of your dreams and goals.
- Create a clear vision of your ideal, future life – this becomes your new identity and your new behaviors, thinking and habits will become the behaviors, thinking and habits of the future you.
- Never lie, cheat or steal.
- Be faithful to your spouse, friends, co-workers, customers, and mentors.
- Meet or exceed expectations others have in you.
- Take educated risks and avoid uneducated risks.
- Experiment until you find your inner talents and devote the rest of your life practicing and perfecting those talents.
- Like or love what you do for a living.
- Provide superior, value-added service or products to others.
- Be a cheerleader not a booleader.
- Become a virtuoso in whatever it is you do for a living.
- Have multiple sources of income – never depend on one source of income.
- Have a positive, optimistic, success-minded mental outlook.
- Sleep at least 7 hours a day.
- Embrace mistakes/failures – they are your teachers.
- Be frugal with your money.
- Avoid spontaneous or emotional spending.
- Avoid want spending.
- Never supersize your life – don’t increase your spending as your income increases.
- Seek happiness in events, not stuff.
- Focus on one task at a time – don’t make multi-tasking a habit.
- See wealth as good and poverty as bad.
- Ask for what you want in life.
- Seek feedback from others.
- Never make decisions out of fear.
- Obey and follow laws and rules – there is no shortcut to success.
- Minimize or avoid “do-nothing” habits – these are time-wasting habits that do not help you improve or move you forward in life.
- Patiently pursue your dreams and goals – success takes a long time.
- Treat everyone you meet with respect until they prove they do not deserve it.”
“There are no days off for those who pursue success.”
“Those who achieve the greatest success in life, and thus, accumulate the most wealth, are individuals who have combined three things:
2) Passion and
3) Innate Talent”
“Those who succeed in life, overcome adversity because they have a clear vision of who they are. Their identity is their GPS, constantly moving them forward to the realization of their dreams and their goals.”
“To live in moderation means to live a balanced life – no extremes. Successful people avoid excesses, wild emotional swings, addictions, obsessions, binging, starvation, extravagances, and fanatical behavior. They keep their thoughts and emotions on a short leash.”
“To successful people, relationships are like gold. They tend to relationships like a farmer tends crops, nurturing them every day, remembering names, birthdays, gifts for newborns, and interacting frequently. Successful people seek to help their relationships and their business associates, even when there is nothing in it for them. They are focused on others, rather than on themselves.”
“Turn unproductive routines into better ones.”
“Unsuccessful people have bad habits.”
“Unsuccessful people pay themselves last. They live paycheck to paycheck, spending every penny to support their lifestyle. They are poor savers and carry excessive amounts of debt.”
“Very few find mentors in life who help guide them in their thinking, behaviors, choices and habits. But, the few who do, almost always succeed in life and the byproduct of that success, is wealth.”
“Very few pursue their dreams, big goals or success. Such pursuits require changes that have a way of shaking up our lives. These changes always affect those closest to us – our immediate family and close friends. And because change is uncomfortable, those affected most, fight back.”
“Victims point their finger at everyone but themselves.
When you are a victim, you see nothing good in your future. This negative, pessimistic outlook on life fortifies the circumstances in which they live.”
“Wanting is good when it is used to force positive change in yourself or in the lives of others.”
“Wanting is the desire to be, do or have something you don’t currently have. Wanting creates an itch that must be scratched. It stirs the passions deep inside of you, and can become a fuel for change. When your wants are good, then wanting can be a catalyst that forces you to change. And change is how you transform yourself into the ideal, future version of yourself – successful and happy.”
“Wealth is merely a derivative of success. Success is a byproduct of growth. Growth results from pursing a dream.”
“Wealth is nothing more than a byproduct of success.”
“When I embarked on writing my first of many books, Rich Habits, I really enjoyed it and it didn’t feel like work at all. In fact, no matter how many hours I devoted to my writing, which was significant, I couldn’t get over the feeling that I was not working. And because my love for writing felt like play and not work, I felt guilty when I was writing. I felt guilty that I was not “working”.”
“When the going gets tough, you either show up or you give up. Those who make showing up a habit, are able to overcome the obstacles that stand in the way of their success.”
“When the lens through which you view the world is negative, you see nothing but problems. You become blind to opportunities”
“When you add a few rich habits to your daily routine, they chip away at your poverty habits, which gets your seesaw tipping toward success. No willpower is required.”
“When you allow negativity to rule your thoughts, you are programming your brain for failure. You’ll have no chance in life at breaking out of your current financial or life circumstances. These negative thoughts will become beliefs that act like computer programs.”
“When you alter the vision of your future life, you no longer play the victim card. When you are clear on who you desire to be, you begin to chart a course for your life that completely changes the current circumstances of your life.”
“When you create a clear vision of the person you desire to be, ten or twenty years into the future, you effectively change your identity.”
“When you do what you love, you will devote more hours to it, become more expert at it and if that expertise is in demand, you will make more money than competitors who lack your passion and expertise.”
“When you find your obsession, your life will change in unimaginable ways.
Read, explore, experiment. Join a new group. Volunteer. Start a side gig. Step outside your comfort zone into the discomfort zone. That is where you will find your obsession.
Your obsession is out there, patiently waiting for you. It won’t find you. You must find it.”
“When you have one revenue stream, you are not in control of your life. Outside forces, like a recession, can pull the rug out from underneath your feet, very quickly.
The rich have “several poles in many ponds” and they are able to draw income from other sources when one source is temporarily impaired.”
“When you have too many bad habits and too few good habits, your life sucks and you are unhappy. Bad habits lead to a bad life.
When you have many good habits and few bad habits, your life is great and you are happy. Good habits lead to a good life.”
“When you look in the mirror who do you see? Do you like what you see? Do you see someone who is going to make their mark on the world, achieve great things and make the world a better place?”
“When you love what you’re doing, I mean really love what you’re doing, it does not feel like work. But, it is work, because you are still producing.”
“When your emotions erupt, you have two choices – let them flow or shut them down.
When you allow your emotions to flow, the Amygdala, one of the primary emotional centers of the brain, takes complete control of the brain by shutting down or overpowering the Prefrontal Cortex.
There are millions of people around the world, sitting behind bars, all because they allowed their Amygdala to control their behaviors and decision-making.”
“Will the people buying your product or service care that you screwed up in life? No. All they care about is quality. If you provide a high quality product or service, they will buy it from you. Your past is irrelevant.”
“Without a blueprint, without long-term goals, we are like leaves on a fall day, floating in the air aimlessly.”
“Without a clear vision, you have no control over the type of change you desire to bring into your life. Without clarity, your future is determined by chance, which often does not align with the change you desire.”
“You are only as successful as those you frequently associate with.”
“You create your life. Your life is not determined by the government, other people or external circumstances. You are the pilot of your life.”
“You grow into the person you need to become in order to realize success.”
“You have the power to change your present circumstances. It begins by changing the movie that is running inside your head. Your future life is dictated by that movie.”
“You must do certain, specific things every day in order to keep yourself moving forward, irrespective of how you’re feeling. You must remove the need for motivation or enthusiasm as a driver.”
“Your habits create the circumstances of your life.”