Tip o’ the Morning to Ya – Baby Step Your Way to Success

Rich Habits Word of the Day

Impulsion – Aim, objective. His impulsion was to help individuals achieve their goals by committing to taking small steps every day.

Rich Habits Fact of the Day

“I always knew I’d be a millionaire by age thirty-two,” said Oprah in 1987. “In fact, I am going to be the richest black woman in America.” 19 years later, with a net worth of $1.4 billion, Oprah has become not only the richest black woman in America, but also one of the richest people in the world. She ranks 235 on the Forbes 400 Richest Americans list and almost 30 million American houses tune in to her show daily to hear her talk about everything from relationship problems to business investments to human rights abuses around the world.

This success has not come by chance. Oprah has made her fortune by setting clear and ambitious goals on both the professional and personal levels. “The big secret in life is that there is no big secret,” she says. “Whatever your goal, you can get there if you’re willing to work.”

According to Oprah, the biggest hurdle people need to overcome in order to be successful is their belief that there are limits to how much they can accomplish. Goals need to be set and set high; expectations need to be limitless; and ambition cannot be restrained. “If you believe you can only go so far, it is an obstacle.”

Rich Habit Lesson of the Day

It is the little things, done every day, that create success in life. Define one big wish for the year and then break it down into achievable goals. Start with an annual goal to move you closer to realizing your wish and then break that annual goal down into monthly goals and then daily goals. Set one daily goal a day and get it done first thing in the morning. That will help you create momentum for the day and build your confidence. Do this every day for just one month and you will be surprised how your confidence will soar and it will help you build momentum for the following month.

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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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  1. Thanks so much Tom for the words of wisdom. I wrote on a variation of this topic last week. I said, Most people think success comes from one big idea, however success comes from a thousand tiny decisions.
    The concept that it’s just one thing is rampant in our society. I think because it’s sexy.
    Those little steps will get you where you want to go, yet few people want to admit it. They want to act as if it’s magic. It isn’t, success comes from hard work. Sorry people….

  2. Cher Lindberg says:

    Thanks for the reminder, Tom, on how to break large goals into small steps. I’ve seen many successful people do this in my life. My father is a great example of this technique. I’ve watched him go from a simple truck driver to a successful businessman over the years by taking small steps to improve his financial knowledge. I think it’s great you have summarized these tactics in your book!

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