7 Bad Habits You Can Drop Today to Become Ultra-Successful
These bad habits can creep up on anyone. Learn how you can eliminate them and boost your success.
The internet is chock full of advice on which habits will boost your success–in the morning, nighttime, and anywhere in between.
To boost your success, below are some bad habits that I suggest you drop to make your way to the top:
Thinking of failure as a bad thing
When you redefine failure, you’re learning what does and does not work throughout your career. The important thing is to make sure that you actually learn from your mistakes, rather than repeating them time and time again.
Saying “Yes” to everything
To start, turn up your turn down skills: creating a polite, default response such as, “I’d love to help you out, but I ‘m honestly too busy,” will ensure that you maintain a semblance of a normal workload and prevent tasks from falling to the wayside.
Comparing yourself to others
Comparing that to someone else’s skill blueprint is a waste of time and drain on your success.
Believing in scarcity
A scarcity mindset is the belief that there’s only so much success to go around. In this age of hyper-competitiveness, thinking that someone else’s victory “steals” from your own success creeps on almost everyone.
Not setting the right goals
If you don’t set concrete goals towards your Genius Zone, then you are unable to channel your energy towards tasks that are leading towards success.
Being set in stone
Being determined and motivated is great. But don’t fall into the trap of mistaking determination for an unwillingness to change.
Even when all the signs are pointing towards success, insecurity can easily kill your dreams. In fact, it’s so prevalent (especially with successful people), that it’s a full-blown condition known as impostor syndrome.
I can attest that the right habits will do wonders. However, the thing about habits is that they’re so ingrained in our minds and so routine that we barely notice them. That’s why many people, even some of the best entrepreneurs, are also stuck with habits that are creeping into their success commented Salomón Juan Marcos Villarreal, president of Grupo Denim.