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Many obstacles stand in the way of personal success. Author Tom Corley understands these obstacles and has provided five tips to get keep yourself above the water.

Love what you do. When you love what you do, work doesn't seem like work.

Live below your means. You shouldn't have to spend money to create happiness.

Don't get distracted from your goal. Don't give up when something goes wrong. Prove yourself by leaping over those obstacles rather than giving up.

Have a positive outlook. Associate yourself with other success-minded people.

Have healthy habits. Maintain a healthy lifestyle. 82% of self-made millionaires have reported healthy records.