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Ways Happier, Healthier and More Successful People Live on Their Own Terms -
April December 2017
Benjamin P. Hardy
Stop consuming caffeine.
people think they perform better on caffeine, the truth is, they really dont.
Actually, weve become so dependent on caffeine that we use it simply to
get back to our status quo. When were off it, we underperform and become
his book The Untethered Soul, Michael Singer argues that your energy should come
from withinfrom your whynot from external stimulants. The scientific
backing is substantial yet unsurprising: Intrinsic motivation destroys extrinsic
motivation every day of the week.
aside, healthy eating, sleeping and intensive exercise produce higher quantities
and quality of energy than caffeine ever could. A holistic approach to life is
essential. Garbage in, garbage out.
up the caffeine and see what happens. To avoid withdrawal headaches, replace your
caffeine with something else. After a few days without caffeine, youll develop
confidence in your ability to function without it.
Pray or meditate in morning, midday and night.
a recent interview at the Genius Network mastermind event, Joe Polish asked Tony
Robbins what he does to get focused. Do you meditate? What do you do?
dont know that I meditate. I dont know that I want to meditate and
think about nothing, Tony responded. My goal is clarity.
of full-on meditation, Tony has a morning routine that includes several breathing
exercises and visualization techniques that get him to a state of clarity and
focus. For me, I use prayer and pondering (my version of meditation) as the same
your approach, the goal should be clarity and focus. What do you want to be about
today? What few things matter most during the next 24 hours?
gotten the best results as:
morning prayer and meditation is motivational.
My afternoon prayer and meditation
are evaluative and strategic.
My evening prayer and meditation are evaluative
Related: 13 Ways to Take Care of Yourself Every Day
Read one book per week.
people seek entertainment. Extraordinary people seek education and learning. It
is common for the worlds most successful people to read at least one book
per week. They are constantly learning.
can easily get through one audiobook per week by just listening during my commute
to school and while walking on campus. Taking even 15 to 30 minutes every morning
to read uplifting and instructive information changes you. It puts you in the
zone to perform at your highest.
time, you will have read hundreds of books. Youll be knowledgeable on several
topics. Youll think and see the world differently. Youll be able to
make more connections between different topics.
No. 20 on this list if you feel youre too busy to read one book
per week. There are methods to make this task extremely easy.
Write in your journal five minutes every day.
habit will change your life. Your journal will:
Clear your emotions serving
as your personal therapist
Detail your personal history
Enhance your creativity
and enhance your learning
Help you get clarity on the future you want to create
your ability to manifest your goals
Increase your gratitude
And lots more
Five minutes per day is more than enough.
Greg McKeown, author of Essentialism, recommends writing far less than you want
toonly a few sentences or paragraphs at most to help you avoid burnout.
Marry the person you love
all the productivity and success advice Ive read, shaped and marketed for
dozens of authors in the last decade, Ive never really seen someone come
out and say: Find yourself a spouse who complements and supports you and makes
you better. Ryan Holiday
Research by economists have foundeven
after controlling for age, education and other demographicsthat married
people make 10 to 50 percent more than single people. Why would this be?
married gives you a higher purpose for being productive. You are no longer a lone
ranger, but have another person who relies on you.
also smacks you in the face with whats really important in life. Sure, hanging
out and partying is fun. But too many people get stuck in this phase and miss
the meaning that comes from building a life with someone.
will never find a better personal development seminar or book than marriage. It
will highlight all of your flaws and weaknesses, challenging you to become a better
person than you ever thought possible.
Monson said, Choose your love; love your choice. After youve
chosen the person you love, love them. You dont marry to make yourself happy;
you marry to make someone else happy. Viktor Frankl wrote in Mans Search
for Meaning, For success, like happiness, cannot be pursued; it must ensue,
and it only does so as the unintended side effect of ones personal dedication
to a cause greater than oneself or as the byproduct of ones surrender to
a person other than oneself.
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