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5 Weird Habits of Successful People [INFOGRAPHIC]

Will playing life straight, finishing what we start and being “yes men” help us achieve our goals? Counterintuitively, entrepreneurs like Steve Jobs and Seth Godin achieved great things by doing the opposite of what we are told. Here are five weird habits that made these entrepreneurs and others success.

Think Backward

Chronological thinking doesn’t fit successful people well. Instead, start on your path to success by defining your end goal. Then, like a rocket scientist, reverse engineer the steps you’ll need to take to reach your goal.

Repeat Yourself, a Lot

They say that if it ain’t broke, don’t fix it. This idiom applies to success in life, too. Once you see one of your strategies finding success, don’t work to devise a new plan: repeat yourself so you can continue to succeed!

Cut Corners

Once you succeed, remember there is always room for improvement. If you’ve created a winning strategy, think of ways you could achieve the same quality of results but faster, easier or cheaper.


Successful people aren’t afraid to cut what’s not working. Be honest with yourself, and if you see a process or product that is sucking in more energy from your business than it puts out, don’t hesitate to quit it.

Say ‘No’ More Often than You Say ‘Yes’

Successful people are focused on their end goal and do not hesitate to say no to anything that will distract them from their intentions. The ability to say no and maintain a clear focus will set you on the path to success.

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