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Six simple habits of the elite few that will take you to a new level

Alex Mathers
4 min readFeb 29, 2024


I can’t imagine anything less interesting (or healthy) than a homogenous world where everyone is granted the same rewards, regardless of their choices.

For now, we can enjoy the fruits of thinking outside the box and doing what the masses don’t think to do so we can get ahead.

Here’s what I mean:

1. Stay with one thing for 30 days.

By their very meaning, unfair advantages imply doing things that few others do.

It’s not ‘unfair’ if you’ve uncovered a more innovative way to work or if you do more in one area than most dare. Doing the same thing every day for a month is rare.

These actions will compound over time, whether writing, working out, creating content, learning a language, or reaching out to new people.

Patience is needed here — something hardly anyone has these days. Showing up daily is a simple thing that most avoid.

Stay in the game longer than most; you’ll be surprised where this gets you.

Now you’ve done 30, make it 60.

2. Be attuned to actions and behaviour, not words.