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7 Habits of People Who Post Forbes Articles About Habits on Social Media

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If you have a LinkedIn, or if you’re over the age of 23 with a Facebook, you’ve probably seen someone post a Forbes article entitled “12 Habits that Successful People Have,” or something like that. I actually took the picture above this morning, that’s just the first results page of Google if you search “Forbes habits.” Forbes’ articles are typically about success. Success is definitely one of my favorite words, I love it. I wrote about it in 2014 after some writer got mad about Kyrie making the all-star team. The first Merriam-Webster definition of “Success” is “the fact of getting or achieving wealth, respect, or fame.” But, I like the second definition of “Success” more, and it is “the correct or desired result of an attempt.”

That’s a GREAT definition. Technically speaking, if you attempt to sleep in until 11 am, and you succeed at that attempt, you’re successful. On the same token, if you attempt to get blackout drunk, and you do, you’re successful. Again, if you attempt to do 50 push ups, but you only do 48, you’re a failure. Success is black and white, there is no gray area.

If you’ve never seen one of these Forbes articles, I’ll give you a small taste. Be warned, they’re very inspiring, you might get addicted to success after just a whiff of a Forbes article. Here’s the lede from an article entitled “12 Habits That Set Ultra Successful People Apart,”Ultra successful people delight themselves by blowing their personal goals out of the water.” WOAH. Now, that is a creative, inspiring sentence.

I’ve decided to publish an article entitled “7 Habits of People Who Post Forbes Articles About Habits on Social Media.” Please read it, re-assess your life, post it on LinkedIn and strap on your seat belt because the rollercoaster ride that is corporate success is about to take off, and you’re SO ready thanks to a Forbes writer who wrote a blog in a Tim Hortons.

1. They Always Have Their iPhone in Their Hands

2. They Strictly Own Apple Products

3. They Order Off The Menu at Both Starbucks and Sushi Restaurants

4. They Have a Minimum of Two Bumper Stickers on Their Sedan

5. They Are Always Caught up on “Girls” on HBO

6. They Own Scarves

7. They Firmly Believe that Self-Driving Cars Will be the Norm by 2020

UPDATE: If you need help being genuine, Forbes has your back:

http://www.forbes.com/sites/travisbradberry/2016/05/10/12-habits-of-genuine-people/?utm_campaign=Forbes&utm_source=linkedin%20company&utm_medium=social&utm_channel=Leadership&linkId=24326558#54b1876a276a

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