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The 20 Habits of Eventual Millionaires

The 20 Habits of Eventual Millionaires

I read book after book but the advice seemed awful. And even the advice that was clearly good (“eat better”) there was almost zero chance I would follow. I don’t know how to take good advice. I don’t know how to give it. And all of this talk about “habits” seems beyond me.

I was all alone with no one around to police the spill of my primitive desires.

Trapped in that nightmare world between: “If only this had happened” and “if this happens, I will be a success” without thinking that right now is when things can be different.

The negative things I was doing were weighing on me, causing me anxiety, stress, darkness, draining me of energy, and I refused to take responsibility for them.

So I tried something. Happiness is when you do good things for yourself, but do them just a little each day – else disappointment and failure.

Every day I’d take a random habit that I knew was good and I’d try to improve it a little. Just “1%”.

Following these habits was not about me. I didn’t see success in me. I noticed I was impacting others when I followed good habits. A good habit is the pebble dropped in the ocean that ripples out to every shore. Each habit compounds over time. Each habit is a super power.

Self-worth is a myth. We’re in this together. Our actions are the impact everyone else feels.

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Be the person that everyone remembers.

These 20 habits are the seeds. You plant them, you water them, some grow, you grow, everyone grows. I only know this because I had to do it.

P.S. About habit number 6, “Stand next to the smartest person in the room”…I find my best ideas this way. I make the best friends this way. And I make money only when I do this.

Here’s how it works for me.

[This post by James Altucher first appeared on LinkedIn and has been reproduced with permission.]

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