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7 Habits of Highly Ineffective People

7 Habits of Highly Ineffective People

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In my course of doing research, I’ve stumbled about countless articles that reveal how to be successful, break habits and reach our career aspiration. Recently, I finally ran into an article that did the exact opposite. Instead, it explained the seven habits of highly ineffective people. Sometimes it helps to see things from our perspective. What negative things are were doing right now that we should change? Often, it is easy to get stuck in a routine of monotony and mediocrity. Perhaps something on this list will jump out to you.
All of us struggle to get things done at times. While we can read all the articles on how to get things done, it does not mean a thing if those techniques are not applied.

7 Habits of Highly Ineffective People:

  1. They Struggle with Self-Doubt
    Highly ineffective people constantly battle self-doubt. If you find yourself constantly questioning your progress, it is time to let go of that self-doubt. Those who struggle with self-doubt see challenges as threats and feedback as criticism. If you prefer the familiar rather than the unknown, it’s time to evaluate your self-doubt.
  2. They Procrastinate.
    Highly ineffective people procrastinate… A LOT. The longer you wait to get things done, the higher chance it will never get done. If you find yourself making tons of goals, yet little is changing; you may just be procrastinating. Those who procrastinate have a false sense of confidence that everything will get done right in time. Unfortunately, this is often not the case. Also, getting things done isn’t the same as going above and beyond. Try to lose this habit and put your best food forward.
  3. They Lack Patience
    Patience is a virtue. I know that is an old mantra, but it holds truth. Quick results never work in the long run. If you are trying to achieve big goals, they require a significant effort. Highly ineffective people struggle with patience because they look for shortcuts. They are constantly trying to meet an unrealistic deadline and want to get things don’t fast. However, often by going quickly, you do not do as well of a job. Go slowly, and put your best food forward.
  4. They Are Unable to Focus
    Highly ineffective people have way too much on their plate. They try to complete as many tasks as possible because they feel that this is the way to success. This could not be further from the truth. It is better to focus on a few things thoroughly than ten things. By focusing on a few things, you can finally complete tasks without leaving them unfinished. Go you!
  5. They Want Change Without the Work
    Highly ineffective people welcome change, but they do not embrace the responsibility. They avoid learning new techniques because they prefer the old ways of doing things. They often are blind to other points of views. If you want to change, you must change your perspective. Open your mind to the possibilities ahead of you.
  6. They Strive for Perfection.
    There is no such thing as perfection, so stop waiting for it. The more you wait for perfection, the less you complete in the long run. Try not to waste so much effort on detail no one cares about. Instead, continually expose yourself even when you don’t feel like what you have to offer is perfect. In life, you often have to learn as you go on. Do not strive for perfect. Strive for better.
  7. They Are Pessimistic.
    Highly ineffective people struggle to have a positive view of life. Instead, they spend more time complaining about what’s wrong and blaming others. They feel sorry for themselves and want sympathy. Having a bad attitude can be an enormous distraction, both for you and those around you. Nothing in life is easy, but you are not doing yourself any favors by being negative.

Personally, I thought this was an excellent list that I could relate do. I struggle with trying to be perfect and procrastinating. In the future, I will shift my perspective to respect myself and become a more productive person. After all, we all want to be successful. Sometimes all it takes is a different approach. If you or someone you love is struggling with substance abuse or addiction, please do not wait. Call toll-free 1-800-777-9588.

Author: Shernide Delva

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