4 Habits That Keep You From Being Your Best
There's a reason the saying" What you will become in the future lies in your hands" is quite popular and that's because everything you do today will really determine just how far you'll go as an individual. These habits no matter how insignificant you might think they are determine those who become the wealthiest, the slowest or the happiest overtime. The road to success although not straight can become even more crooked due to the type of habits we hold on to. The more you hold on to these habits the harder it becomes to reach success and the farther you'll be from your goals. There are many habits that keep us from reaching our goals but I'll be talking about 4 major ones.
The first on this list is pride. While pride is the feeling of satisfaction one derives from achievements, pride can become toxic depending on what you do with it. It could keep you from moving on to even greater achievements or realizing you still need people. Often times people get trapped by their pride and fail to realize how the world is changing right before their eyes because they are too carried away with their present achievements to realise the need for more improvement. Taking pride in our accomplishments is good but a little too much and you would be headed to the narcissistic department. This would push away people who could have been significant in helping you climb even higher , thereby trapping you in one position for life.
Second on this list is procrastination. We have at one point procrastinated but when it becomes a habit then there's a problem. Constantly waiting until the last minute to get things done will put continuous pressure on your creative and productive juices. Many assumes that they get more work done after procrastinating but that's a lie, when compared to the results of someone who completed tasks in time the difference is incredible. Procrastination keeps you from becoming the best version of yourself by making you think you are a very smart person who gets work done in a short time which ironically you are not.
Next is Laziness. Most people confuse laziness with procrastination but there's actually a huge difference. Being lazy is even sadder because they are unwilling to get anything done, including activities that could make them into better individuals. A procastinor would eventually get things done although half hearted but a lazy person would never get things done. You have great ideas but you are not ready to take them to the next level because it's too much stress for you. Infact everything is too much work but what they fail to realize is that no one is going to drop jobs or opportunities in your lap until you get up and grab them by the horn.
And last on my list is the "know it all" habit. This habit makes you think you need no one because you have it all figured out thereby preventing you from getting help from people who could help you climb even higher in your career or business. No matter how brilliant or experienced one might be, we need people at one point. There will always be people smarter and more experienced than you but learning to seek help and guidance will keep you from making unnecessary mistakes and moving higher in life even faster.