11 Habits Of Wildly Successful People

Successful People

The truth is, a large part of what we accomplish in life is governed by our habits.

Habits can lead us to think and act in specific patterns, as they rewire our brains with neural pathways that make the behaviors almost automatic.

Because our habits are so powerful, it is important to pay close attention to the ones that have the biggest impact.

While luck and genetics play a role in your long-term success, there are certain learnable behaviors that will make you more likely to be successful in all your endeavors.

In fact, some "keystone habits" can compel you to perform other positive behaviors, creating a string of good habits that can significantly improve your life.

Many of these positive habits don't require a major life change -- which is hard to pull off without employing dozens of habits.

Instead, making a few small changes to your daily routine can potentially result in an unexpectedly large payoff.

People who are wildly successful -- like Warren Buffet, Bill Gates, Oprah Winfrey -- understand the secrets of developing these small daily habits.

Here are 11 habits of successful people that you can adopt in your life:


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12 Proven Habits Of Happy People

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