Some habits are cultivated over a period of time, but they are habits that can lead to one’s downfall.
Being successful comes with a price, an expensive price at that. However, being unsuccessful comes with its own methods; it’s usually a result of various habits and mentality that dispels success.
What habits have you formed over the years? Be wary of the following habits as they have the power to make you unsuccessful.
Procrastination is a deadly habit that can make one highly unsuccessful. Procrastination would make you lazy and unwilling; which are two other traits that aren’t associated with success. Procrastination would make you do nothing at the end of the day; or at best, you would do it at the wrong time.
2. 2. BEING EASILY SATISFIED
Being satisfied would make you stagnate in life, and it doesn’t just end there; after stagnation come a sudden decline if efforts aren’t put in. As a student, if you get 88 percent, strive for more still; as a career person, even if you reach a managerial position, strive for more; as a business man, you should know you can always better your profits. Striving for excellence isn’t greed; the moment you start getting satisfied is the moment your downfall starts, because you wouldn’t task yourself to succeed anymore.
3. A NEGATIVE ATTITUDE
You are what you think; if you think negatively then your outcome would be negative. If you think you can’t make it then there is hardly anything anybody can do about it.
3. GIVING UP
Giving up means it’s all over; that no matter what you do, it can never be done. If you are in the habit of giving up in life then you can never be successful.
Laziness is a sister to procrastination; being lazy means you won’t work, and if you won’t work, you can’t be successful. Success doesn’t fall from the sky; you ought to work for it. A fat person who wants to slim down ought to work for it; for every success in life there ought to be a work done. Stop waiting for luck, and according to Thomas Jefferson: “I’m a greater believer in luck, and I find the harder I work the more I have of it”.
6. YOU ARE ONLY A DREAMER
There is nothing wrong in being a dreamer, but when all you do is dream then that’s a dangerous habit. Dream big dreams but don’t fail to work for it.
7. YOU FAIL TO RECONGISE YOUR WEAKNESS
If you don’t recognise your weakness, it would get the better of you over and over again. Recognise your weakness and learn from it. Learn from past mistakes too.
8. YOU DON’T EVOLVE
Businesses evolve, learning techniques evolve, life itself evolves; if you aren’t ready to evolve with life then you might stagnate for a longer time.