I have almost-zero interest in self-help literature, mostly because there’s an ocean of it and who the heck can separate the sincere gurus from the money gurus? So when I read Craig Harper’s opening, “I thought that I might write a quick review of every self-help book ever written all right here in this one little article,” – I knew I had a winner.
Here are a few habits I would like to learn and foster:
1. They look for and find opportunities where others see nothing.
7. They rarely complain (waste of energy). All complaining does is put the complainer in a negative and unproductive state.
14. They innovate rather than imitate.
16. They are life-long learners. They constantly work at educating themselves, either formally (academically), informally (watching, listening, asking, reading, student of life) or experientially (doing, trying)… or all three.
28. They have identified their core values (what is important to them) and they do their best to live a life which is reflective of those values.
32. They are generous and kind. They take pleasure in helping others achieve.
40. They don’t invest time or emotional energy into things which they have no control of.
42. They are more comfortable with their own company than most.
46. Their career is not their identity, it’s their job. It’s not who they are, it’s what they do.
50. They practice what they preach. They don’t talk about the theory, they live the reality.
Read the full list: 50 Habits of Highly Successful People