If you didn’t know already, I must tell you that there are a few very important things you should quit doing to be more successful. Sometimes we tend to get stuck into certain situations that cause us more harm than good and even though we try to do our best and we work really hard to succeed, this thing fails to happen despite of all our efforts. You shouldn’t always do more in order to accomplish your goals, because there are a few things you ought to avoid so you won’t lose sight of your hopes and dreams. Just read on and find out those things you should quit doing to be more successful.
1. Quit Multitasking
In my opinion, this is definitely among the things you should quit doing to be more successful. If you can’t give your fullest attention to a certain thing or activity, it’s better to not start it. Just postpone it until you’ll be able to dedicate yourself entirely to that thing because otherwise, you’ll only produce unsatisfying results. There is also a lot of research which shows that multitasking affects your IQ in a negative way, so this behavior actually making you dumber. Pretty harsh, but if you want to succeed, make sure you do some quality work because you definitely won’t be able to do that by multitasking.
2. Quit Being Afraid of Rejection
Whenever you ask for something, be prepared for rejection. Don’t let this sometimes unfounded and irrational fear prevent you from accomplishing your dreams! By not being afraid of rejection, you won’t have anything to regret later. Just don’t miss out on any opportunity because you are too afraid that your demand is going to get rejected. Be brave and take a chance sometimes. It’s better to try and fail than do nothing and wonder what could have been if you wouldn’t have let that irrational fear prevent you from reaching your goal.
3. Quit Being Afraid of Saying No
Don’t ever be afraid to say no! A lot of people usually find it very hard to say no to others and most times their concerns are not grounded. Apparently, somewhere along the way we have become conditioned to do what others want in order not to upset them, but in reality, saying no isn’t that hard Just try it! No! Feels good, doesn’t it? Remember that every time you say yes to something you don’t enjoy doing, you actually say no to something you love. Don’t allow yourself to be pushed around and don’t let other people take advantage of you!
4. Quit Procrastinating
I must admit that this is one of my major flaws. I’m always procrastinating and I always find myself stressing out and worrying about my job not being done properly because I didn’t spend enough time to do it just perfect. This is a thing I always try to correct and I advise you to do the same if you are famous for postponing all kinds of things, especially your responsibilities. I recently discovered that the reason why I always procrastinate is that I am too afraid to even start because I am so scared I might fail. This is a dysfunctional belief I need to get rid of so I’ll be able to accomplish my dreams without making myself so miserable.
5. Quit Being a Victim
This is another very important thing you should remember if you are trying to be more successful and if it always seems like all your efforts are in vain. Don’t victimize yourself! If you realize that you have problems in your love life, or that you hate your job or that you even hate where you live, then try to do something about it! Solve your problems and quit complaining about everything that goes wrong in your life instead of trying to change something.
6. Quit Expecting People to Know What You Want
No one can read minds, so nobody will know what you really want unless you tell them what that thing is. Quit expecting others to be aware of your needs because people have their own problems and don’t have enough time to think about the difficulties you might have to face. So don’t just sit around and wait for others to figure out what you need. Speak up! Go and tell them what you want and don't be afraid of being rejected; you’ll try again later if you don’t get what you need this time.
7. Quit Avoiding Things
Everyone has things they don’t want to do, but we still have to do them because we are adults and we have certain responsibilities whether we like it or not. Quit avoiding things and assume responsibility for your actions. We all must make sacrifices once in a while in order to get what we want and to reach our goals. “You can’t pluck the fun parts out and leave the tough parts on the table!” Life doesn’t work that way, hun!
Sometimes you need to work really hard in order to be successful and you’ll have to do things you wouldn’t necessarily like to do. Well, I think all your hard work will pay off when you accomplish your dreams and you realize that all your efforts were not in vain after all. Can you think of other important things one should quit doing to be more successful? Please share your advice with us in the comments section!