Many of us have habits that we really need to take a hard look at to make sure the habit is helping us attain our various life goals.
I know from personal experience that one of the most difficult aspects of improving certain areas of life such as time management, finance management and relationship management is identifying those habits. As they are habits, we often do them without even being aware that we are doing them. Altering them can be tough, but actually realizing they are a habit can be even more difficult.
One habit that cuts across several spheres of life is ‘laziness’. It may be easy to fall prey to the habit of being complacent or lazy when faced with the same repetitive tasks but continued lack of effort is sure to stifle success. As Einstein once said “insanity is doing the same thing over and over again and expecting different results.” If you’re continuing to be lazy by not returning calls or procrastinating on those emails while expecting to be a huge success, you will likely become frustrated in whatever endeavour you are pursuing.
Another common habit is ‘Over Spending’. Financial indiscipline and negligence is a common challenge faced by people all over the world and can result in a lot of stress and inconvenience. Many people go shopping or spend money when they feel bad or when they want to feel good rather than when they need the item they are buying. This is otherwise known as emotional spending where the person uses his spending habits to regulate his mood. The best way to control your emotional spending is to not look for saving tips but instead you must learn how to control your emotions so that they don’t force you to over spend.
The list of bad habits one could easily imbibe is countless but in summary, constant self-vigilance is necessary to re-evaluating habits. This means watching yourself for slip-ups, and reminding yourself why you want to re-evaluate the habit in the first place.
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To your success,