LOSE These Three Bad Habits
No one’s perfect. No one. We all have a mix of good and bad, of positive and negative.
As an entrepreneur, you need to be aware of the traits and habits that are blocking your success.
Below are three habits that are harming your business.
Procrastination is harmful in every area of your life.. home, business, health, finance, and relationships.
When you procrastinate, you purposely push back something you should do to a time in the future.
Why do people procrastinate?
A deadline that is days or weeks away, a difficult project, or something you just dislike doing could lead to procrastination. Maybe you are overwhelmed at what needs to be done, so instead of tackling your to-do list, you catch up on your favorite Netflix binge.
Procrastinating in your business is caused by similar challenges - the tech is hard to understand, or the project has so many moving parts it is overwhelming.
You may also put off tasks as a way to avoid facing rejection or to alleviate your fear that no one will buy your services or products.
When you find yourself doing busy work instead of launching your next product, you are procrastinating. Ask yourself why. Take a hard look at why you make the choice to clean out your email rather than doing the hard task. keep asking why until you discover the reason you are putting off the task.
Identify the reasons why you procrastinate, confront the problem and fix it.
Pessimism is a soul-crushing, energy-sucking waste of time.
Pessimistic people are toxic. They spread their doom and gloom like an invisible poison.
Limit the amount of time you spend with the pessimists in your life .. or stop being around them altogether.
But what if you are the pessimist? Be honest with yourself. Are you hopeful? Do you spread doom and gloom wherever you go? Have you noticed that some people avoid spending time with you?
If you want to succeed in life, get rid of your pessimism. But how?
For starters, you have to pay attention to the thoughts you are thinking.
Yes, you are in charge of what you think and when you start to pay attention to your thoughts, you can start controlling them.
Stop the negative self-talk. Stop the critical judgments of others. Stop the doom and gloom.
You know the salesman who is pushing you to buy the item on sale, the one you don’t want and isn’t going to satisfy you? The salesman who is more concerned about his quota and commission than helping you find the right product? That guy is insincere.
When you’re insincere, you come off as a deceitful person. Because that’s what you are – a deceiver. Sincerity comes from the heart.
Insincere people will eventually get exposed either through the words that come out of their mouth or their actions.
Either way, you don’t want to be labeled as someone who’s insincere. When you’re chasing your dreams, you better be sincere about it. Otherwise, you’ll only be fooling yourself, and you’ll only be wasting your time.