8 Things You should Quit to be More Successful
We all know that success does not come easy. But, undoubtedly, the people who have been successful in life definitely do something differently than the rest of us to get what they have in life. There are certain things which we all know are counterproductive but we still do them because it satiates us momentarily, putting our long term goals and dreams in jeopardy. Every time you hold back and give in to your impulse, you go off track from the road to success. The obvious truth is that you must consciously do and not do certain things in order to be successful. It is not easy – it requires determination and resolve. Instead of habitually continuing to being counterproductive, avoid certain mistakes which mostly everyone does. Listed below are the 8 things you should quit to be more successful.
1. Hitting the snooze button
Quit hitting the snooze button in the morning because that implies that you are starting the day with negativity. When you choose to sleep for a little longer, you really are not looking forward to the day. Instead of sleeping for five minutes more, go to bed half an hour earlier – that will be more beneficial and actually make you feel refreshed in the morning. Inadequate sleep is also responsible for making you feel lethargic and unproductive throughout the day.
One big mistake we all make is procrastination. Putting off things to be done for later is the worst thing you could do to yourself. You are invariably telling yourself that you will have nothing better to do tomorrow, and that your life is actually boring. Procrastinating makes matters pile up unnecessarily and eventually you could mess things up badly. So in order to succeed in life, stop procrastinating now.
Multitasking may be a great skill, but do you really think that our forefathers were idiots? Before the age of computers and advanced technology, life went on just fine. Today if we cannot do without checking our Facebook every five minutes, messaging someone that you are “on the way,” checking out the pictures on Instagram your friend posted of her smashing pool party, and drafting an official email at the same time, there is something seriously wrong with us. Not that you should regress to the primitive ages, but make use of the technology for your benefit, don’t give up your life for it. Research has shown that multitasking is directly related to lower IQ in individuals.
4. Taking things at face value
Stop judging people by the way they dress, how much money they have or the way they walk. Stop considering your first impression of someone or something to be the final one. You should know that not everything is seen as it is, and mostly what the truth is, remains unseen. Have empathy and try to get to the heart of people and things and you will be a more enriched individual.