11 things you should quit doing if you want to be more successful
By | Roselle Umlas | hackspirit.com
If you’re anything like me, you’re always looking for ways to level up your game and reach your full potential.
And let’s face it, sometimes that means taking a good hard look at the things we’re doing that might be holding us back.
Ready to get to your version 2.0?
Here are 11 things you should quit doing if you want to be more successful:
1) Hitting snooze
We’ve all been guilty of hitting the snooze button a few too many times – I know I have!
Hitting snooze may seem like a harmless way to get a few extra minutes of shut-eye, but in reality, it’s just delaying the inevitable.
What’s worse is, when you finally do get up, you’ll probably feel groggy. That’s because snoozing disrupts your sleep cycle, and you’ll spend all day trying to fight brain fog and a feeling of exhaustion.
So start your day off on the right foot. Try setting your alarm for the same time every day, and get up at the same time, even on weekends.
Or set your alarm across the room, so you have to get up on your feet to turn it off. This gets rid of the temptation to hit snooze.
I know it’s hard to do at first – your body will fight you for sure. But this will help regulate your body’s internal clock, so you feel more awake and alert in the morning.
2) Making excuses
Another habit to ditch is that of making excuses. I understand it’s easy to blame other people or external factors for our lack of progress.
Maybe you didn’t get the promotion you wanted because your boss doesn’t like you. Or maybe you didn’t have time to finish that project because you’re just too busy.
You might say, “But these are not excuses, they’re valid reasons!”
Yep, I hear you. But the harsh truth is, when it comes to success, it would be good to take a closer look at these “reasons.”
Are they really reasons, or are they ways to avoid responsibility? Are they ways to say, “Hey it’s not my fault!”?
You just might find that the only thing holding you back is YOU. If you want to be more successful, learn how to own your actions and mistakes.