Habits Make The Pursuit of Success Automatic


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Success doesn’t happen overnight.

Oftentimes, it appears that way because many successful people explode onto the scene. They seem to manifest out of thin air.

Warren Buffet was a relatively unknown person even into his late 40’s. And then in the mid- 1980’s he was everywhere. T.V., magazines, national newspapers, in books by other authors. All of a sudden, everyone knew who Warren Buffet was.

But Warren only received recognition after decades of pursuing success. His overnight success took a long time.

Success is the byproduct of years of writing your story through your body of work, increasing the number of people in your herd, growing your brand, doing little, consistent things every day which eventually leads to success.

What makes successful people different from the rest of humanity is that they do the things they should do when they need to do them. They don’t wait until the spirit moves them. They make the pursuit of success a daily habit. Their success habits automate the pursuit of success.

If you really want to be successful you first have to become clear about what it is you want to succeed in. You need clarity.

How do you become clear about your success? There’s a process.

Take out a pad and pencil and create a script of your ideal future life. Define exactly what that future, ideal life will look like.

This exercise will spark your imagination and toggle on the creative parts of your brain. Five hundred words is all you need.

Once completed, this script becomes the blueprint of your life. In a few weeks after completing your script, the specific goals you need to accomplish will manifest seemingly out of thin air.

Once you have defined your goals, you then create specific daily habits that will help you achieve your goals.

Every day do five things that will move you forward towards achieving your goals. You do these five things even when you don’t want to. You do these five things even when you’re sick, having a bad day, tired or unmotivated. You make this Daily 5 a daily habit.

I process my Daily 5 onto my to do list. Most are exactly the same every day, and stay that way until I accomplish my goals. Then I move on to the next set of goals and design a new Daily 5 around those new goals.

Every day, rain or shine, I complete my Daily 5. I even complete my Daily 5 during tax season, when I’m working 80 hours a week, including weekends. Circumstances don’t matter.

I am, like a mad scientist, fanatically automating success on a daily basis.

In the beginning, you will struggle with your Daily 5. But after about two months, the habit will begin to cement. When that happens, you have made the pursuit of success a daily habit.

Let’s summarize the process of automating success:

  1. Create a 500 word script of your ideal future life.
  2. Define the goals that you must accomplish in order to have that ideal life.
  3. Do five things every day that will move you forward in achieving each of your goals.

Success is a process. Habits are the foundation of that process.

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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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