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When we imagine success, we often picture the external circumstances that go with it, such as profit and prestige. In fact, it’s more helpful to picture a way of living, because circumstances can always change.

It’s easy to look at successful people we admire or envy and think, “If I were in your position, I’d be set.” The thing, of course, is that circumstances can change. Success is not so much a safe shore you can reach (and then put up your feet), but rather a course you should persistently chart.

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Millionaire Richard St. John interviewed 500 successful people and identified eight principles that had helped them achieve ...

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