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Create a Success Habit

Today’s Thought of the Day is about creating what the 19th century business writer Napoleon Hill dubbed the Success Habit in his 1937 book, Think and Grow Rich. Hill wrote of being inspired by industrialist Andrew Carnegie, who believed anyone could achieve success by “a simple formula” of duplicating effective behaviors.

We’ve found other thought-leaders whose ideas compliment Hill’s Success Habit notion:

Success is the sum of small efforts, repeated day in and day out… — Robert Collier


One worthwhile task carried to a successful conclusion is worth half-a-hundred half-finished tasks. — Malcom S. Forbes


Successful men and women become successful because they acquire the habit of thinking in terms of success. Get the success habit in the small circumstances you control, and soon you’ll be controlling the bigger ones. —Napoleon Hill

Don’t try to do everything, but do make sure that each of the small things you do every day has a directed purpose. When you find certain efforts to be effective, repeat them. Start small, and soon you’ll be succeeding at bigger things. This is how you forge a Success Habit.

What’s your Succss Habit? Share it with your fellow founders in our comments field, we’d like to make a reference list.

Robert Collier, is a late author whose writing inspired the pop psychology phenomenon, The Secret. Malcolm S. Forbes, the late balloon and motorcycle enthusiast, was the 2nd-generation publisher of Forbes.

For further resources, see:
Found|READ: 10 Habits of Highly Effective Founding; and 7 Habits of Highly Effective Managers.
Management guru Stephen Covey’s classic self-improvement tome: The 7 Habits of Highle Effective People.

3 Responses to “Create a Success Habit”

  1. Ross Cornwell

    Dear Ms. Hawn,

    Thank you for the link to “Think and Grow Rich!: The Original Version, Restored and Revised.” I apreciate it greatly.

    If you will send me a mailing address, I would like to send you an autographed complimentary review copy.

    Thanks again. “Found Read” is a wonderful idea, and I enjoyed reading it.

    With all best regards,

    Ross Cornwell