Doing Nothing is a Habit

When most think about habits, they invariably think of habits as something they are engaging in unconsciously.

While that is very true, what is also true, is that choosing not to do something you should be doing is also a habit.

Doing nothing is also a habit – or a Do-Nothing Habit:

  • Not reading to learn, is a habit.
  • Not exercising every day, is a habit. Build Good Habits
  • Not eating healthy, is a habit.
  • Not pursuing your dreams, is a habit.
  • Not creating and pursuing goals, is a habit.
  • Not returning phone calls immediately, is a habit.
  • Not waking up early to pursue self-improvement, is a habit.
  • Not saving money, is a habit.
  • Not investing your savings, is a habit.
  • Not being frugal, is a habit.
  • Not doing more than you are paid, is a habit.
  • Not avoiding time wasters, is a habit. 48507505_l
  • Not doing what needs to be done (procrastinating), is a habit.
  • Not networking with other success-minded people, is a habit.
  • Not making happy birthday calls, is a habit.
  • Not making life event calls, is a habit.
  • Not taking personal responsibility for your life, is a habit.
  • Not volunteering for a worthwhile charity, is a habit.
  • Not being charitable with your money, is a habit.

Oftentimes, it’s not what you do that determines the circumstances of your life – it’s what you choose not to do that defines your life.

Do-Nothing Habits broadcast to the universe that you choose to be poor, unhealthy, a victim and not in control of your life.


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Tom is a CPA, CFP and heads one of the top financial firms in New Jersey. For 5 years, Tom observed and documented the daily activities of wealthy people and people living in poverty and his research he identified over 200 daily activities that separated the “haves” from the “have nots” which culminated in his #1 bestselling book, Rich Habits – The Daily Success Habits of Wealthy Individuals. Visit the website:

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