9 Unproductive Habits Successful People Avoid
The definition of successful is not something defined by society, but by your own perception. The most common perception is whether you achieve your goals or not. Time management often determines whether we succeed in achieving our goals. We can either waste time on nonsense or we can use it to its maximum. What will you choose: to wander about aimlessly, or fulfill your goals?
In order to understand this, we will remind you of several things that you need to avoid if you want to be successful
HERE ARE 9 UNPRODUCTIVE HABITS THAT SUCCESSFUL PEOPLE AVOID:
- TECHNOLOGY DISTRACTIONS
We must govern the technology and we shouldn’t allow technology govern us. Technology has become part of our every day lives. Unfortunately people got so attached to it that it’s almost like an addiction. Productive people don’t waste hours on Facebook or any other social media platform. If you want to manage your time well, just exercise self discipline and use social media to get informed, not to spend all of your day reading someone’s statuses.
- NOT HAVING A PLAN AND BEING DISORGANIZED
“Failing to plan is planning to fail.” – Correct – You don’t need to plan in details and for a very long time. To – do list is perfectly fine. Find an organizational method that suits you and stick to it.
- GIVING THEMSELVES TOO MUCH WORK
Successful people have a good work ethic and are aware of their limitations. They don’t allow to be weighted down with voluntary assignments. It’s just not good time-management skill.
- NOT BEING FOCUSED
It is not a good habit to constantly shift your priorities. A focused individual is one that knows the first, second, and third things to be done at any given time.
- LEAVING THINGS UNFINISHED
Successful and productive people always finish the things they’ve started. You know the saying : “Never put off till to-morrow what you can do to-day.”
- WORKING TOO LATE
We have all done this. Working late can happen occasionally , or if your employer asks you to. However, if you impose yourself working hours and you’re always late getting something done, you may want to look at your schedule.
- POOR LISTENING
Being dismissive or inattentive of new ideas or opinions is a bad habit. You should always listen and pay attention; both skills will allow you to accumulate knowledge much faster than the others.
- GOING IT ALONE
Missed opportunities may arise from not spending enough time to converse or collaborate with someone. Not collaborating implies to others that you prefer “going it alone,” or putting too much work on your shoulders
- ALLOWING UNNECESSARY INTERRUPTIONS
Did you know that it takes the average person 25 minutes to return to the original task once disrupted?
Tips: Learn how to say “no” or “I’m working,” put up a notice (on your desk, cubicle, etc.), set aside a block of time to address things that may disrupt your day.
Source : powerofpositivity.com