Eight unusual habits of the super successful few talk about

Alex Mathers


Here are some less-talked-about traits about successful people, which have informed my own successes:

They spend less time ruminating on setbacks.

Most people make their lives far harder than it needs to be by spending considerable chunks of time in their thoughts.

This won’t bring the intended benefits. In fact, we make ourselves feel considerably worse through worry.

This destroys our focus and the performance needed for taking action and making an impact.

Train yourself to recover from setbacks by getting back into motion quickly.

Consume what few consume.

If you’re reading what 95% of your colleagues or peers are reading, you’re doing the opposite of differentiation.

This applies to experiences too.

Being and thinking more like anyone else makes it harder to compete and stand out.

Read and consume what most others are not. Success isn’t about fitting in.

You want to do everything you can to bring value in a way no one else can match.

Developed sexual restraint.

Sex, as fun as it is, and as much as many of us want to deny it — presents a significant drain on our energy, time and attention.

This can be otherwise redirected to the necessary work needed to create and sustain success in other areas.

Yes, have your sexual needs met, but most of us indulge too heavily.

Orgasm leads to a dopamine dip for several hours — even days, which lowers motivation.

Few remember people for their prolific sexual history.

Successful people understand the power of sexual energy and direct most of it to create remarkable things.


Those who go far rarely set out to be liked by everyone.

They prioritise creating polarity in their audience.

This means that many people who come across what they share will dislike what they stand for.