Persistence Creates Luck, Luck Creates Success & Success Creates Wealth


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Very few who know, will tell you the truth about success, as an entrepreneur – Successful Entrepreneurs Owe Much of Their Success to Luck

If you are pursuing a dream, running a small business or you are an entrepreneur, much of your fate is in the hands of lady luck.

Luck comes in many forms but it is always an unexpected, unanticipated, unplanned occurrence that rockets you from ordinary to exceptional, from unsuccessful to successful and from a financial Lilliputian to a millionaire.

I learned a great deal about luck from the 177 self-made millionaires who were kind enough to share their stories with me for my Rich Habits Study.

But, I also learned that luck, for those 177 millionaires, was luck they created.


One of the common threads among the 177 self-made millionaires in my study was persistence. They never quit trying, even when success took decades to achieve.

Becoming persistent, therefore, is critical to success, and wealth is just a byproduct of success.

So, how do you become persistent?


With habits, feelings and emotions do not matter. How your day is going, doesn’t matter. If you’re not feeling well, or you had a fight with your spouse, you will still engage in your daily habits.

Habits, once formed, take control of your mind and body and dictate what you do on a daily basis.

Habits, by their very definition, are persistent routines. When you adopt daily routines around your business, a dream you are pursuing or goals you trying to accomplish, those habits make persistence automatic.

This is why forging the right habits is so important to success – habits force persistence.

The beauty of persistence is that, eventually, the persistent get lucky – luck is a byproduct of persistence.

And habits create persistence.

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Thomas C. Corley About Thomas C. Corley

Tom Corley is a bestselling author, speaker, and media contributor for Business Insider, CNBC and a few other national media outlets.

His Rich Habits research has been read, viewed or heard by over 50 million people in 25 countries around the world.

Besides being an author, Tom is also a CPA, CFP, holds a master’s degree in taxation and is President of Cerefice and Company, a CPA firm in New Jersey.
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