11 Easy Habits That Lead To A Wealthy And Successful Life!

I feel that most of wealthy have sort of a head start in life compared to the low/middle class individuals because of who they are related to, their connections, and the knowledge that’s available to them.

Ever wonder how they do it? Well here are some helpful habits that can lead to a wealthy and successful life! Originally written by Tom Corley:


1. They Read To Learn Everyday

Nearly 9 out of 10 of the wealthy in My Rich Habits Study read 30 minutes or more every day to learn. Reading is work. But it’s work that is necessary if you want to become rich.

Rich people read because they know that knowledge can be leveraged to gain wealth. The more you know about your field, career or industry, the more valuable you are to those you service or sell to in your field, career or industry.

2. Deliberate Practice

Over two-thirds, or 69 percent, of the rich in my study practiced some specific skill for two or more hours every day. Deliberate practice requires conscious practice as opposed to unconscious practice. Conscious practice is practice in which you study everything you do that goes into the skill you have. It’s about studying the intricate details that enable you to become a virtuoso at what you do.

3. Pursue Long Term Goals Or A Dream

70 percent of the rich in my study pursued some long-term goal or some dream. This is what really drives the disparity between the 1 percent and the other 99 percent . Pursuing big goals or dreams creates the opportunity for good luck to happen. The majority of the 1 percent are beneficiaries of good luck — but good luck they put themselves in a position to receive.

4. Focus On Daily Goals
Roughly two-thirds of the rich in my study focused on their daily goals.

5. Save
Nearly all, or 94 percent, of the rich in my study saved 20 percent or more of their income every year.

6. Watch Your Spending
Over two-thirds of the rich in my study were frugal with their money. They spent their money thoughtfully, not emotionally. They bought the highest quality products at the cheapest prices. This habit requires study and patience and delayed gratification.

7. Forge Rich Relationships
Over two-thirds of the rich in my study forged relationships with other upbeat, success-minded people, many of whom were also part of the 1 percent. These are people who can open doors for you.

8. Volunteer
Nearly three-quarters of the rich in my study volunteered five hours or more a month. Why volunteer? Most of the boards and committees in local non-profits are run by successful people within the community.

9. 5:00 AM Club
Almost half, or 44 percent, of the rich in my study woke up three or more hours before they began their work day to pursue dreams and goals, to read and be productive. Waking up early is important. It allows you to get things done first thing in the day that help move you forward in life.

10. Be A Decision-Maker At Work
Over 90 percent of the rich in my study were decision-makers where they worked. If you want to control the outcome of your life, you need to be in charge.

11. Do Work You At Least Like
Nearly 90 percent of the rich in my study liked what they did for a living. When you like what you do, you will devote more time to doing it: more time honing your skills, more time reading to learn everything about your vocation, more time building relationships with other success-minded people within your industry or field, and more time devoted to improving yourself. All of which makes you more valuable.

Everyone wants to be on the summit but few are willing to hike and sweat to get there. The 1 percent control 82 percent of the wealth largely because they’re the ones willing to climb the mountain. If you want to be one of the 1 percent, you need to start climbing, too.


You may have to adjust your daily routine a bit by cutting back on social media, skipping out on those tv shows, turning into bed earlier, etc in order to include these habits into your lifestyle! I will be adjusting things so I can began taking up these habits for sure! Hopefully you found these tips to be helpful!

Remember, “you define what is important to you by what you dedicate your time to”

Source: msn.com
Another helpful link: Habits Of The Wealthy