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Creating Your Best Year Ever 20-Point Checklist

Monday, January 4th, 2016

Are you ready to have your best year ever? I thought so.

Well, first of all, forget about your New Year’s Resolutions.

I know, it’s true. They don’t work. But habits do.

It’s interesting…when Tom Corley did his research of the 20 things rich people do every day, it’s amazing how those habits are transformative and create abundance, however you define it. So if wealth isn’t important to you from a money standpoint, perhaps more loving relationships are, or better health, or making a bigger impact on the world.

Regardless, I think it’s important to know what the twenty habits are, because they carry over into every area of abundance.

Let’s start.

1. 70% of wealthy eat less than 300 junk food calories per day. 97% of poor people eat more than 300 junk food calories per day. 23% of wealthy gamble. 52% of the poor gamble.

2. 80% of wealthy are focused on accomplishing one single goal—focused. Only 12% of the poor do this.

3. 76% of wealthy exercise aerobically four days a week. 23% of poor do this.

4. 63% of wealthy listen to audio books during their commute to work vs. 5% of poor people.

5. 81% of wealthy maintain a to-do list vs. 19% of poor.

6. 63% of wealthy parents make their children read two or more non-fiction books a month vs. 3% of poor.

7. 70% of wealthy parents make their children volunteer 10 hours or more a month vs. 3% of poor.

8. 80% of wealthy make “Happy Birthday” calls vs. 11% of poor.

9. 67% of wealthy write down their goals vs. 17% of poor.

10. 88% of wealthy read 30 minutes or more each day for education or career reasons vs. 2% of poor.

11. 6% of wealthy say what’s on their mind vs. 69% of poor.

12. 79% of wealthy network five hours or more each month vs. 16% of poor.

13. 67% of wealthy watch one hour or less of TV every day vs. 23% of poor.

14. 67% of wealthy watch reality TV vs. 78% of poor.

15. 44% of wealthy wake up three hours before work starts vs. 3% of poor.

16. 74% of wealthy teach good daily success habits to their children vs. 1% of poor.

17. 84% of wealthy believe good habits create opportunity and luck vs. 4% of poor.

18. 76% of wealthy believe bad habits create detrimental luck vs. 9% of poor.

19. 86% of wealthy believe in lifelong educational self-improvement vs. 5% of poor.

20. 86% of wealthy love to read vs. 26% of poor.

So, forget about those New Year’s Resolutions right now. And instead, think about the habits that you want to create to create the abundance that matters to you in your life.

Because this year could be—and probably should be—your best year ever.