Habits Transformed David Wright into a Baseball Legend

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Wright stuff: Mets captain drives in 4 in Game 3 win over Royals

That was one of the many headlines after last night’s Met’s victory over the Kansas City Royals. It was an epic breakout performance by the team’s Captain, David Wright. But it’s been a long haul to get to this point. What made last night possible for David Wright was something I’ve been writing about for the past seven years.

“It’s just been part of the routine I go through, the things that I have to do. You’ve got to do what you’ve got to do.” David Wright October 30, 2015

Those were his words uttered after a storybook ending to last night’s Met’s victory in game three of the World Series. David Wright’s habits led him to this moment.

“Just like today,” his manager Terry Collins said. “The game is at 8 o’clock tonight and I’m here at 11:15. 11:45, David walks in, just to get himself ready. But he just knows he’s got to do it. So he’s in here and he does it.”

David Wright has spent twelve seasons, 1,546 games and nearly 7,000 trips to home plate, honing his habits. He has a near obsessive dedication to weight training and proper nutrition. The results speak for themselves—Wright has a career batting average of .305 and has hit at least 25 home runs in all but one of his Major League seasons. From the very mouth of David Wright, his family and teammates, let’s take a tour of some of the Rich Habits that have transformed him into a baseball legend:

Rich Habit #2 – Dream-Setting and Goal-Setting: I Will Set Goals For Each Day, For Each Month, For Each Year and For the Long-Term. I Will Focus on My Goals Each and Every Day

“I wanted to finish what I started and I wanted to be around for times like this,” Wright said. “That’s the main goal, having gone through the times we’d been through to be around for when this thing turns and gets going in the direction we’re heading now.

Rich Habit #3 – Daily Self-Improvement: I Will Engage in Self-Improvement Each and Every Day

“I’ve always believed that if I put the work in every day, it pays off.”

Rich Habit #4 -Good Health: I Will Devote Each and Every Day to Caring For My Health

“I’ve realized that I can’t put the same kind of foods I put into my body when I was younger. If you put the wrong foods in your body, you feel sluggish the next day. It’s important to fuel your body the right way. I’m a huge creature of habit when it comes to my workouts. In the last four or five years, I could probably count on one hand how many workouts I’ve missed.”

Rich Habit #6 – Everything in Moderation: I Will Live Each and Every Day in a State of Moderation

“It’s important for me to do everything in moderation.”

Rich Habits #10 – Positive Mental Outlook: I Will Control My Thoughts and Emotions Each and Every Day

“David is an eternal optimist, and whether he was instilling false hope in himself, I don’t know. I never once in his entire career heard him say, ‘This isn’t going to be the year.’ David Wright’s father, Rhon Wright

“This guy’s the most down to earth superstar you’re ever going to meet.” Fellow teammate, Lucas Duda.


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Thomas C. Corley About Thomas C. Corley

Tom Corley understands the difference between being rich and poor: at age nine, his family went from being multi-millionaires to broke in just one night, due to a catastrophic fire that destroyed his Dad's thriving business. For fourteen years they struggled with poverty. There were eleven in Tom's family, and they lived in constant fear of losing their home.

Driven by the desire to unlock the secrets to success and failure, Tom spent five years studying the daily activities of 233 rich people and 128 poor people. He discovered there was an immense difference between the habits of the rich and the poor. During his research he identified over 300 daily activities that separated the “haves” from the “have nots.” Tom decided to write a book to share what he learned. That book, Rich Habits: The Daily Success Habits of Wealthy Individuals (1st Edition), went on to become an Amazon Bestseller in the United States forty times over a three year period. To give you some perspective, in order to be a true Amazon Bestseller in the United States, where you actually receive a specific Bestseller designation from Amazon, you need to be in the top 100 of all books sold by Amazon in the United States in a given day. Rich Habits did that for nearly thirty straight days, rising as high as #7, eclipsing such Bestselling authors such as Stephen Covey, Robert Kiyosaki and J.K. Rowlings. Imagine that - an unknown, first-time, self-published author selling more books than J.K. Rowlings!

Tom now travels the world, sharing his Rich Habits and motivating audiences at industry conferences, corporate events, universities, multi-level marketing group events, and global sales organizations’ presentations and finance conferences. He has even spoken on the same stage with famous entrepreneurs and personal development experts, such as Sir Richard Branson, Robin Sharma, Dr. Daniel Amen, and many others.

Tom has shared his insights on various national and international network, cable, and Internet television programs such as CBS Evening News, NBC News, Yahoo Financially Fit, Money.com, India TV, News.com Australia, and a host of others. He has been interviewed on many prestigious nationally syndicated radio shows, including the Dave Ramsey Show, Marketplace Money, and WABC.

Tom has been featured in numerous print magazines—such as Money magazine, Inc. Magazine, SUCCESS Magazine, Entrepreneur magazine, Fast Company magazine, More magazine, Epoca Magazine (Brazil’s largest weekly) and Kiplinger’s Personal Finance magazine—and various online publications, including USA Today, CNN, MSN Money, SUCCESS.com, Inc.com, and the Huffington Post. Tom is a frequent contributor to Business Insider, Credit.com, Bankrate.com and a few other media outlets.

National publicity has garnered international media attention for Tom and his Rich Habits research spanning 23 countries. Broadcast media, online publications, and television throughout Asia, the South Pacific, Europe, the United Kingdom, and Central and South America have shared his powerful message.

In an effort to help parents, grandparents, teachers and adults become success mentors to the younger generation, Tom released his second book, Rich Kids: How to Raise Our Children to be Happy and Successful in Life in 2014. This book was the self-help category winner of the 2015 New York Book Festival and Runner-up in the prestigious 2015 Writer’s Digest Self-Published Book Awards Contest. In 2016 Tom released his third book, Change Your Habits, Change Your Life. This book provides the latest science on habit change as well as more of Tom's unique research on the specific habits that helped transform 177 ordinary individuals into self-made millionaires.

Besides being an author, Tom is also a CPA, CFP, and hold a master’s degree in taxation. As president of Cerefice and Company, CPAs, Tom heads one of the premier financial firms in New Jersey.
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