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11 Ways to Destroy Your Chances of Being Successful

1. They Watch 4+ Hours of TV Per Day

“Poor people have big TV’s. Rich people have big libraries.” — Jim Rohn

2. They Never Set Goals

“If you go to work on your goals, your goals will go to work on you. If you go to work on your plan, your plan will go to work on you. Whatever good things we build end up building us.” — Jim Rohn


3. They Never Work on Themselves

“Income seldom exceeds personal development.” — Jim Rohn

4. They Don’t Have a Plan

“Either you run the day or the day runs you.” — Jim Rohn

5. They Lack Discipline

“Success is nothing more than a few disciplined practices every single day.” — Jim Rohn

6. They Hate Change

If you don’t like how things are change it you aren’t a tree.” — Jim Rohn

7. They Neglect Exercise

“Take care of your body, it’s the only place you have to live.” — Jim Rohn

8. They Hang Out With Losers

“Don’t join an easy crowd; you won’t grow. Go where the expectations and the demands to perform are high.” — Jim Rohn

9. They Want Success to Be Easy

“Don’t wish it were easy, wish you were better.” — Jim Rohn

10. They Have a Pessimistic Attitude

“We must all wage an intense, lifelong battle against the constant downward pull. If we relax, the bugs and weeds of negativity will move into the garden and take away everything of value.”

11. They Think They Know It All

“Learning is the beginning of wealth. Learning is the beginning of health. Learning is the beginning of spirituality. Searching and learning is where the miracle process all begins.” — Jim Rohn

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