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Habits by J. Paul Getty, Richest American in 1957

So here is a quote, uttered a remarkably successful business icon of his time. Rated by Fortune as the wealthiest American in 1957 and then in 1966 by Guinness World Records as the richest private citizen in the country, Jean Paul Getty was and should still be among the most celebrated business person ever to live on American soil. Not one to comment on his failing marriages but as an individual with a heart for business and wealth, he must have trumped all peers and competitors with shrewd wisdom and successful enterprising streaks. And in the course of a lazy Saturday, this quote below just drove home a very important point for us to remember.

The individual who wants to reach the top in business must appreciate the might and force of habit — and must understand that practices are what create habits. He must be quick to break those habits that can break him and hasten to adopt those practices that will become the habits that help him achieve the success he desires.” – J. Paul Getty, American Industrialist, Richest American in 1957 by Fortune, Guinness Book of Records Richest Private American Citizen in 1966


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