Here’s a quick infographic on the good and bad habits of smart and successful people around the world.
Not everyone is perfect, and that includes the president of the United States, great entrepreneurs like Steve Jobs, and even world famous athletes like Michael Jordan. Everyone has their flaws - bad habits that no one desires to have or keep around their lives - that only leads them to unlocking their very limited potential in themselves. But more often than not, their good habits more than make up for their bad ones, which is why they’re still left in a great position to succeed in their endeavors.
If you only possessed the good habits, it would be very hard for folks to see you becoming anything other than a success, right? That is why your “net worth to the world is usually determined by what remains after your bad habits are subtracted from your good ones.” - Benjamin Franklin. If you are a person who believes in daily and consistent self-improvement, you will soon realize that getting rid of the bad habits first are just as, if not, more important than attaining the new ones.
Sure, those nasty habits of yours may give you some immediate satisfaction or temporary relief from stress or any other external/internal factors that may come into play, but success is never about instant gratification. It’s a long-term commitment that is often accompanied by delayed gratification which may or may not ever come your way. Increase your chances of success by decreasing your bad habits and nurturing the good ones. It’s a difficult process that very few people can do, which is why success is often for the very few who can make this happen.
Having both good and bad habits are simply a part of human nature. It is hard to change a habit that’s been so engrained in our everyday lives, but that’s not to say it is impossible (at any age). If you possess the art of doing nothing - the lazy habits of the unsuccessful - you will realize why these habits are so difficult to throw away. But with that, you will also seek a new motivation to become a better human being than you were yesterday. So check out the link, I’m sure won’t be disappointed.
“We are what we repeatedly do. Excellence, then, is not an act, but a habit.” ~ Aristotle