Habits Are The Key To All Success

“In truth, the only difference between those who have failed and those who have succeeded lies in the difference of their habits. Good habits are the key to all success. Bad habits are the unlocked door to failure. Thus, the first law I will obey, which precedeth all others is-I will form good habits and become their slave.” –Og Mandino

“Some habits, say researchers, are more important than others because they have the power to start a chain reaction, shifting other patterns as they move through our lives. Keystone habits influence how we work, eat, play, live, spend, and communicate. Keystone habits start a process that, over time, transforms everything.” –Charles Duhigg

There are three basic characteristics that keystone habits all share, and if you look for these characteristics, you can figure out which parts of your life can become leverage points for success. Read about those at “The Right Habits”.

This post was inspired by my friend Cindy Cullen who sent me a blog post, titled “How to Form Good Habits”. A good read, if you have a few moments. 🙂

Cindy recommends HabitForge and you can take advantage of her generous coupon code, which is – CindyCullen The coupon box comes up near the end, seconds before you’re about to pay! I decided to go with the carefree paid option. Gosh, $7.46 for a full year of transformation. Aren’t we worth that?

“Bad habits are like chains that are too light to feel until they are too heavy to carry.” -Warren Buffet

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4 comments for “Habits Are The Key To All Success

  1. Thea
    2012/04/12 at 21:27

    Thank you too Gregory. 🙂 For me, drive is sourced in inspiration, so I need to keep myself in view of the bigger picture and feel, in a truly heartfelt way, why I want my goals achieved. I guess you can see why I called my business “Forward Steps”. Like you, I’m a true believer in stepping forward every day & leveraging the compound effect of those consistent actions. Cheers, Thea

  2. Gregory O'Donnell - gregoryodonnell
    2012/04/11 at 10:38

    A bit of both, habits and drive.

    You will not be successful if you do not have the drive to keep moving your ball down the field.

    Each day you have to be sure that you have advanced your project, make the calls, book the meetings, pitch ideas.

    Invest some money, purchase a new piece of equipment, take risk etc.

    Simple talk is valuable but we must step out big time in order to move up the ladder.

    Keep up the good work on your blog,

  3. Thea
    2012/04/07 at 12:07

    Thank you Nathan. 🙂

  4. Nathan - stressdemolisher
    2012/04/07 at 06:30

    Very inspiring post, thanks for sharing.

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