Are Your Habits Preventing You From Being Successful?

Do you think that your bad habits are stopping you from being successful? There are a lot of ways to unlearn bad habits and to make small changes. Find out how!

Habits can affect your future accomplishments. They can help you determine and achieve your full potential in life, and help you succeed. But not everyone’s perfect. We’ve all got flawed habits. So if you’re wondering if your habits are preventing you from being successful, here’s a list of toxic habits you need to get rid of today.

6 Bad Habits Holding You Back From Success

Been struggling in the workplace lately? It could be destructive habits! Many people are unaware of their toxic habits. Here are a couple to look out for: 

Seeking Approval

While focusing on what others think of you, you aren’t focused on yourself. Sometimes it’s good to listen to others, but you can’t constantly lend out your ears to everyone. You’ll only end up doing what they want, and will ultimately avoid personal success. You need to learn how to be independent if you want to reach success. 

Undefined Goals

In order to reach success, you need to have a firm plan and a clear vision of what you want to achieve. Defining your goals is the first step to reaching that success. It’s about creating your own personal map that will guide you there. You can easily go off course without even realising without a plan. 

Self-doubt

 Uncertainty about your success will only be fueled by negative thinking. When you question yourself, and whether your goals are attainable, you will develop a negative attitude.  When you believe in yourself, you will be more likely to succeed. 

Procrastination

Procrastination is the act of not finishing a task on purpose. Distractions and fear can make this even worse.There can be many distractions, whether it’s in the workplace or classroom. If you’re afraid of taking the next step, you will eventually stop caring about success. A leader is someone who grabs onto an opportunity and who jumps into action. Sometimes you need to stop worrying and start doing.

Remaining in Your Comfort Zone

Taking risks can be a scary thing for a lot of people. Many people fear failure, and unfortunately, when stepping outside your comfort zone, this is a possibility. But you’ll never reach your full potential unless you try. In order to succeed, trial and error is crucial. Remember, when you risk a lot, the reward is greater. 

Students sitting and working while taking notes. Here are ways to get rid of your bad habits that are keeping you from being successful

Ways to Unlearn Your Bad Habits

The first step was realising that you have bad habits. The next step is working on solving them! This will, of course, take some time. Remember, toxic habits can keep you from reaching success and enjoying your life.

Recognise Your Triggers 

Recognising your triggers is an important step when unlearning bad habits. Analyse the moments just before you engage with your bad habit. Have a response prepared for when those triggers happen. You can also physically remove yourself from a situation that triggers you.

Make Small Changes

Maybe your bad habit is, for example, drinking soda. Try telling yourself that, instead of drinking the soda, you’ll drink sparkling water. The reason you’ll be doing this is because you don’t like the particular soda you have with you. Try making small changes so you can reap more benefits. 

 Prioritise Your Plan 

Prioritising ways to better your toxic habits will definitely help you to overcome them. But this will only work if you stick to your plan. Try some of these tips and tricks to help yourself commit to a plan:

  • Come up with daily or weekly goals for yourself
  • Remind yourself of the toxic habits you’re leaving behind 
  • Take courses that include your interests and that can help you unlearn bad habits

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Last Updated: June 9, 2021

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Vera Viljoen
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