Eccentric Personal Habits You Can Steal From Successful People

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To become successful is a choice. It is about good personal habits. Habits determine 95% of an individual’s success.

Do you have a friend who has a fetish for clean hands?

He keeps hand sanitizer with him all the time and often refuses to shake hands with people.

He’s so germophobic that he doesn’t even touch buttons to call the elevator (he uses a stick to press the button).

Whether you have such a friend or not there’s one really famous guy who is obsessed with hygiene.

The name of that obsessive man is Donald Trump, the man runs away when it comes to shaking hands with people. The New York Times labeled this habit as a “barbaric ritual.”

Regardless of your grudges against him, Donald Trump is a genuine success story. Firstly, he is the frickin’ POTUS. He’s won the “Gaming Hall of Fame Award ” and served his time at WWF and the net worth of this guy is $3.5B.

Have you ever wondered how people like Donald Trump become highly successful?

Your success depends upon the good personal habits that you’ve formed over the past few years.

Some habits might sound laughable, but if they helped them hit the motherlode, then there’s no harm in trying out some of these insane habits.

Dan Brown – The Guy Who Does the Bat Trick

How do you cope with writer’s block?

A walk. A steaming cup of coffee or go out for an outdoor adventure.

Dan Brown fights creative block by hanging upside down. According to Dan doing the bat trick helps him relax and help him to solve plot challenges.

Whenever Mr. Brown gets stuck with his plot, he takes his gravity boots and hangs upside down for a few minutes.

As silly as it sounds, this is one of Dan’s good personal habits that you can adopt to get out of the rut and take your creativity to a whole new level. And don’t compromise on the quality of the shoes. We don’t want you to slip out of the shoes and fall from grace.

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Dr. Seuss – The guy who owns 300 hats

Edward de Bono talks about the six thinking hats. Whenever you need to think differently, change your hat. Dr. Seuss lived his advice about the whole life. Those who’ve had the opportunity to have a sneak peek inside his closet would’ve witnessed around 300 hats. Whenever Dr. Seuss was faced with writer’s block, he reached into his cabinet and pulled out a fatuous hat to inspire himself. His whimsical habits helped him to create the masterpiece “The Cat in the Hat” other mind-bogglingly fantastic pieces of work for children.

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Michael Jordan – the Double Shots

In the year 1982, Michael Jordan scored the winning shot for his college team. From then onwards his journey to stardom marveled sports enthusiasts and critics alike. From that day onwards the NBA star wore UNC shorts under his Chicago Bulls uniform as a good luck charm. As time passed – Jordan changed his midthigh shorts to longer shorts. The guy won the NBA championship six times, earned MVP status five times, and merited his place in the Basketball Hall of Fame.

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Serena Williams – Ties her shoelaces in a specific way

She is a feisty one on the court. Give her a crippled racket, and she will still destroy you. Yes. We are talking about none other than Serena Williams. With a record-breaking number of Grand Slams under her name, the tennis warrior carries out several pre-performance and on-court rituals. One of these rituals is to tie her shoelaces in a specific way. She wears the same pair of socks throughout one tournament. Bounces the ball five times before she serves for the first time and twice on her second serve.

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Barack Obama – Skipped the Hoops & Lost Big Time

A big fan of basketball Barack Obama plays basketball whenever his schedule allows him, especially on election day. During his 2008 election, he skipped the hoops ritual and lost big time. Since then, Barack Obama has taken out time to refresh his mind with basketball. In the 2008 primaries, the former president followed his ritual and won the presidency.

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Ellen DeGeneres – Throw & Catching Mint with Mouth

Ellen DeGeneres in her daytime talk show catches a mint with her mouth before the opening monologue of the show. No, she is not sick. Ellen has won twenty-eight Daytime Emmy Awards to date. To elaborate on her habit, DeGeneres says that minty fresh breath in her mouth keeps her motivated throughout the show.

Heidi Klum – Lucky Bag of Teeth

Heidi Klum, Supermodel and TV star has been known to carry a childhood memento as a good luck charm. A small pouch of baby teeth which she takes in everywhere she goes. Klum has recalled dropping her bag on an airplane and having to explain that she was looking for her teeth on the floor.

Is there anything that you carry as a good luck charm? Maybe you should start carrying one from now onwards.

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Yoshiro Nakamatsu – Near Death Ideation

Nakamatsu dives underwater and claims his best ideas come to him when he is “0.5 seconds before death.”

Mr. Yoshiro Nakamatsu is the brain behind 3,000 inventions, including the floppy disk.

Of course, I don’t recommend any such habit, but I am a firm believer in moving away from your comfort zone. The best ideas come when either we are relaxed or when we are under tremendous pressure.

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Being a ravenous reader, it is my dream to die surrounded by books. At least people will think that I died while reading or drowned in a book-sand. Being around books makes me feel energized. Which is why I write best when there are many books around me.

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What is the most insane habit that is doing wonders for you? Hit me back with your habits no matter how bizarre or outlandish they might be. Who knows maybe they would work for our readers as well.


Yousuf Rafi

A Caffeine dependent non-mainstream person trying to elevate small talk to medium talk. I know I will win, not immediately but definitely. I do most of the talking in my head. However, for other things, I prefer writing blogs.