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12 Unproductive Habits That Successful People Avoid

Do you feel that every person around you is getting work done, and you are not? It is probable you have got one or more unproductive habits that aren’t helping stuffs.

First you make your habits, and then your habits make you. Eliminate all unproductive habits in you.

“Ordinary people think merely of spending time. Great people think of using it.” – Author Unknown

Learn to use your time wisely. Lost time cannot be restored . Will you leverage the time as wanted to achieve your goals, or will you stroll around aimlessly?

No problem how “put together” we think we are, every person needs a random reminder on ways to manage their time productively. One feature of time management is considerate what not to do.

12 Unproductive Habits That Successful People Avoid

Cut your unproductive habits. EVERYBODY WANTS TO BE A DIAMOND, BUT VERY FEW ARE WILLING TO GET CUT.

SEE ALSO: Important bedtime habit of successful people

Eliminate These 12 Unproductive Habits

Alan Lakein says that “Time = life; therefore, waste your time and waste of your life, or master your time and master your life.”

GIVING THEMSELVES TOO MUCH WORK

All successful people have a great work ethic, they are very aware of their limitations. They will not allow themselves to become slanted down with voluntary assurances. It is not a good time-management skill. Know your limits.

TECHNOLOGY DISTRACTIONS

Now people are most attached to e-devices in whatsapp facebook etc. it is really embarrassing. Try to be smart and responsible with tech. Use some self-discipline.

Successful people don’t devote hours on whatsapp, Facebook, and they definitely don’t keep their mobiles on full volume while working.

Golda Meir’s said “I must govern the clock, not be governed by it.”  Change it to present situation “I must govern the technology, not be governed by it”.

NOT HAVING A PLAN

You might have heard this quote many times and might be annoying too but it is true “Failing to plan is planning to fail.”

By planning one can avoid wasting time and energy on “what should I do?” type thinking.

A plan doesn’t need extreme detail – a meek outline of “to-do’s” works really good.

NOT BEING FOCUSED

“Our focus is our future, and what we focus on will multiply in our life.”

Substitute chaos for order by remaining focused. Constantly changing your significances is not a good habit. A focused person is one that recognizes the first, second, and third things to be done on at all given time.

POOR LISTENING

Being distracted or unconcerned of new views or ideas is a bad habit. It happens very often and we think that we know more than we do.

Listening actively and paying attention are the two skills that let you to gather knowledge much faster than others.

RESTING ON YOUR SUCCESSES

“Success is a journey, not a destination. The doing is often more important than the outcome.”

In other word means not trying to acquire anything new. Our brain is a extremely powerful, but we need to use it frequently and wisely.

Researchers have discovered that neuroplasticity – the development of neural networks inside the brain – is a fact. The only boundaries we have to learn, grow and adapt are self-induced.

Give your brain a daily challenge.

POINTLESS MEETINGS

It is not unusual for successful persons to be in some leadership role. Just do a research and you can notice that some of the most prominent businessmen, businesswomen, people in key role, some politicians, etc., don’t speak much lest there is something to be said.

Besides they definitely don’t organize hour-long meetings to jabber about nothing in precise.

LEAVING THINGS UNFINISHED

Successful and Productive people are pronounced at finishing things.

“Know the true value of time; snatch, seize, and enjoy every moment of it. No idleness, no laziness, no procrastination; never put off till to-morrow what you can do to-day.”

– Philip Stanhope.

THEY VISION OUTSIDE OF THE BOX, BUT LIVE IN THE BOX

Some people dream big but living in a box is a characteristic quality for an unproductive person. One who having big dreams and hopes will owns those things that other guys have but very slight action to back it up. There is nothing wrong with beginning small and ensuring a vision of the possibilities, there is lot of difference between a goal and dream, and that called a deadline.

ALLOWING UNNECESSARY INTERRUPTIONS

Of course everyone absolutely hate being interrupted while working? Energetically nods head

Several studies say that when we allow unwanted disturbance, we are engaging in two very unproductive behaviors. First it is a huge waste of time and second one is it effectively disengage one’s mind from where it should be – in our work and it takes the average individual 25 minutes to come back to the original task once interrupted.

Swift solutions: become comfortable with saying “I’m working,” or “no” put up a notification on your table, partition, etc.

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