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Success Habits: The Proven Ways to Achieve Your Dream

Habits will only work if you create a world that makes them easy.

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When I lived in Columbus, I knew that I wanted to make a lot of money. So, I took my TV out of my apartment. If I wanted to watch a game, I went to a sports bar. If I wanted a break, I would go to the movies. I changed my environment to help me reach my goals.

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Habits will only work if you create a world that makes them easy. If you have a pinched water hose and you want more water to come out, you can either create more water pressure or straighten the hose. Which one do you think is easier?

Habits will make or break you. That’s why I really enjoyed talking with my guest today who is an expert on habits: James Clear.

Clear is an author, photographer and entrepreneur. He writes about habits by combining scientific research (the why) with practical application (the how). Clear tells us that our habits are influenced by our tribe and our environment. He says the people who seem like they have the most self control are the least tempted.

Learn how to make lifestyle changes that last on Episode 701.

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Lewis Howes is a New York Times bestselling author of The School of Greatness and The Mask of Masculinity. He is a lifestyle entrepreneur, high performance business coach and keynote speaker. A former professional football player and two-sport All-American, he is a current USA Men’s National Handball Team athlete. He hosts a top 100 iTunes ranked Apple podcast, The School of Greatness. Howes was recognized by the White House and President Obama as one of the top 100 entrepreneurs in the country under 30. Details magazine called him one of “5 Internet Guru’s that can Make You Rich.”  Howes has been featured on Ellen, Good Morning America, The Today Show, The New York Times, People, ESPN, Sports Illustrated, Men’s Health and other major media outlets.