4 smart habits of the rich and successful

“The difference between an amateur and a professional is in their habits. We can never free ourselves from habits, but we can replace bad habits with good habits” —Steven Pressfield

Success is not something that is built overnight and it is definitely not only a matter of luck —it is built through force of habit. Here are some of the most popular habits among those who are rich and successful:

1-    Meditation

Meditation will allow you to improve so many levels of your life that you won’t believe something like that is actually possible. If you want to have less stress, better concentration and increased self-awareness, meditate 10-15 minutes every day. Just 10 minutes are enough, if you do it consistently, to enjoy the benefits of this practice. Some examples of successful people who meditated: Steve Jobs, Oprah Winfrey, and Jerry Seinfeld.

2-    Exercise

You have probably read a million times the phrase “mens sana in corpore sano”, which is Latin for a healthy mind in a healthy body. To be successful it is important to take care of your body and your health, so exercise regularly. A quick morning workout of just 15-30 minutes will have a positive impact on your overall health. And in case that’s not enough motivation, there are some apps that will even pay you to work out!

3-    Read books

A great way of keeping your mind stimulated is by reading. Head to the library and pick the books that were written by successful people and learn from them. There are a lot of amazing books out there, there’s no need to read 600 hundred pages a day, just start by dedicating maybe 20 or 30 minutes a day and you will see that in no time your bookshelf will be full of great books.

4-    Take risks

Being successful also requires some risk-taking.  Of course, it is important that those risks are calculated —and by that, we mean that they are properly assessed and evaluated, instead of rushed and unplanned. When you are planning on taking a risk, ask yourself what’s the worst that could happen? What are the most probable scenarios? What’s the best that could happen? Once you answer those three questions, you will be able to evaluate if you should take the risk or not.

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