The difference between successful people and unsuccessful is that successful people develop good habits while the unsuccessful people develop bad habits. Success is a result of your effort over a period of time, success is a not a day’s job.
I’ve hardly seen anyone that got successfully by not planning for it. Most successful people plan for their success.
Being successful or not is as a matter of the choices we make at every point in our lives. If you make good choices, then you can succeed but if you make poor choices then you can fail.
Let’s take a look at some habits we need to stop if we want to succeed in life.
The easiest thing to do when things are not going as planed or you’ve failed at something is to complain about the situation. It seems the natural thing to do and that is what most people do but you don’t have to be like them.
When you complain it doesn’t allow you see a way out of the problem you are faced with instead it gives you reasons why you should accept failure.
Complaining never solves a problem, if you are faced with any problem, you should try to understand the cause of the problem and find a solution to it. When you do this, you will achieve more than when you give in to complaining.
Don’t envy others
It’s a normal thing to want to compare yourself with other people, it is just human nature. It is normal for us as human beings to want more and especially that which is owned by someone else.
It is also normal for us to be competitive but not to the extreme, not to the extent that you compete with some in all aspect of life.
You should not get to the level of speaking ill of others because you want to succeed. Remember that what goes around comes around, if you speak ill of other people, others will do the same to you. So you should do unto others what you want them to do to you.
Don’t be satisfied with poor or average performance
You should be thankful for what you’ve achieved but at the same time you should also desire to achieve more. It is your right to desire to achieve more in life, if anyone tells you otherwise just let it pass through your ear but don’t take it into your mind.
Don’t be greedy
Being greedy means excessive desire to get more things like money, food wealth. Most times when we talk about greed what comes to mind is love for money.
Don’t be caught up with the ideology of loving money, if you love money, it’s all going to back fire on you. When you don’t want to work but you want to have money, you will do things you are not meant to do.
It gets the benefit at the initial stage but it’s going to back fire in future.
Don’t be wasteful
Not being wasteful isn’t the same thing as being stingy but it actually mean being prudent. Being prudent l refers to the ability to manage your resources carefully and spending your money judiciously while being stingy means hoarding your money and resources, trying as much as possible not to spend your money.
Being wasteful can turn to a habit if you keep doing it overtime and this can really hurt your finance. You should learn to be prudent.
If you are wasteful, you won’t be able to build your finance to the level you desire. When I say being wasteful, I’m referring to a situation whereby you just buy whatever you see even when you do not need it.
Don’t be selfish
We have this mentality that when we hoard things, we tend to have more but nature does not work like that. Nature works in such a way that when you give, you get more in return.
When you help others, you get rewarded in return but when you don’t help other by keeping your talent to yourself, you also do not get any reward in return.
You should make a conscious effort to help others in your own capacity. Don’t live a life whereby you only think about yourself.
If you want to make the world a better place, you should delete the ideology of “me, myself & I”.
Don’t quit easily
Let me just say it like this “don’t be a quitter” keep trying until you win. A lot of people try the first time and just give up because things didn’t work out.
One thing successful people might not tell you is that they made attempt a lot of time before they got to the level they are today.
Procrastination is so sweet that you will feel like doing it always. You know that moment when you just have that wishful though of making millions but it all ends there because you keep on looking for the right opportunity to start properly.
It is so easy to procrastinate but procrastination takes you backward fast. When others are busy taking action and moving ahead in life but procrastination tells you to wait and wait and wait till you feel like taking action.
Don’t be dependent on others
At a point in our lives we feel like putting other people in the driver’s seat of our live because we feel they have more knowledge and experience. The truth is everyone had to learn; they had to fail several times before they can get to that level of experience they attained.
You can also get to that level also if you allow yourself to try and if you fail, you can always learn from it.
Don’t let your life be dependent on anybody; the proper thing is for you to live and interdependent life. You help others and others help you but don’t be in a situation whereby you depend on others fully.
Don’t always be in a situation whereby you only collect from others and they are always the ones helping you.
Don’t lose focus
The easiest way to live your life is just sit around chatting with people, listening to music, check the latest news on social media, watch movies and eat a lot of food.
What an easy way to live? If you live your life like that, there is a high possibility that you might not be successful in life because you are just doing whatever that comes your way.
Most time we find it hard to focus on what we really want to do and we just take the easy route which is doing whatever that’s available to do.
You should know where you are you are going in life, set goals but don’t stop at setting goals you should learn to stick to the plans you’ve set.
You can develop any habit if you are determined to do so and you can also stop any habit if you are determined to do so.
Most times we never try to stop our bad habits, we just feel that they have a hold over us and that is why they keep staying.
It’s time to let go of some of those habits, you might not be able to stop all of them at once but you can start by stopping one bad habit and then another bad habit and another bad habit. And just like that that, they are all gone.