Often people who achieve great success in life display a dizzying array of traits that most of us do not innately have. Focus, drive, ingenuity, discipline and an uncanny intuition about the “next big thing”. However, most of those traits are the result of developing personal habits that enable those traits to develop and grow.

The internet is rife with articles listing the habits of successful people. Countless books, seminars, and therapy sessions have been sold to help others learn the “secret” to success. But many, if not most people fail to implement one of the easiest and most efficacious habits of successful people.


When asked about the secret of his success, Warren Buffett pointed to a nearby stack of books and said “Read 500 pages like this every day. That’s how knowledge works. It builds up, like compound interest. All of you can do it, but I guarantee not many of you will do it.”

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Written by Simone Pantlitz