We all want to be amazing. We all want to be successful, happy, and regarded as important figures in our fields. There are countless articles and self-help books out there highlighting the keys to success - planning, hard work, perseverance, responses to failure and disappointment, etc. After a while, when you see the same platitudes from faceless impersonal sources, not only does it start to get repetitive, but you also start to think, “who on Earth is this guy to tell me how I need to live to be successful?!” But what about John D. Rockefeller, Steve Jobs or Warren Buffett? Would you listen to them?

Below are tips on all facets of life from 18 of the world's most successful and wealthy individuals. Take a look and see which ones stand out the most to you.

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