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Want To Be Successful? Use The 5-Hour Rule

The 5-hour rule is used by Bill Gates, Jack Ma and Elon Musk.

July 31, 2018 - 1:48 pm

Some people say if you want to be successful, you need to look at and adopt the habits of successful people.

If that's the case, time to get rid of the TV.

In a five-year study of more than 200 self-made millionaires, researcher Thomas Corley found that they don't watch TV -- instead, they read, which 86 percent claimed to do. Another 63 percent listened to audiobooks during their morning commute.

To find the time, they use what is called the 5-hour rule, which simply states put aside 5 hours a day (or week) to reading.

While that may seem extreme for some, working a little time in now and building towards the higher number can help turn reading into a habit.

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