4 Time Wasters Successful People Avoid

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The ladder to success requires us to avoid wasting valuable time. To do that, it’s best to change our habits. As Career Girls, we are more than capable of doing that! So, here is a list of some time-wasting habits you should steer clear of:

Unnecessary Notifications:
It’s no secret – your smartphone is the one object that can get the better of you! While a notification is meant for only a second, it’s capable of keeping your attention for hours. It’s a complete waste of time, so avoid the trap of losing yourself in your social media notifications at all costs. A good tip is to turn off notifications during work hours, and also for the hour after you wake up and the hour before you sleep.

Pessimism:
Have you ever heard the saying “misery likes company”? It’s true! Negativity is sure to rain on your parade and will no doubt waste valuable time. Of course, it’s good to think about pros and cons of every decision! But do not dwell too much on what could go wrong. Instead, focus your attention on the positives. Energize your ideas and push them towards the mountain of success!

Don’t dwell:
The truth is, success is not a straight road full of smiles and zero frowns. But constantly feeling sorry for yourself will only slow you down. Be grateful for how far you’ve come! Keep working, keep pushing forward, and trust everything will get better. Stay clear from dwelling on mistakes or failures, because it will stop you from achieving the next great thing!

Overthinking:
Overthinking can overwhelm you and even make you nervous of success. Avoid this by taking the time to meditate and reflect. Map out your ideas and don’t put too much pressure on having your goals follow one rigid path. Step aside from overthinking your goals. Be open-minded and success will come!

What are some time-wasting habits you avoid?

 

 


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  • I think that beating procrastination is your first and main step towards becoming successful. Talking about procrastination, I’ve been struggling with mine for the last 10 years and read countless books and self help methods. Here is what I’m having best results with. First of all, procrastination bulldozer method has worked wonders for me. I highly recommend you apply it. Secondly, whenever you have a task that takes less than 5 minutes to do, do it right away. No delays. I’m really starting to take control of my life now.,.

  • A. Vasquez

    Taking time for myself and only focusing on what I absolutely must do, and not worrying about the rest? But I think that’s essentially what you’ve just written :)

  • Overthinking is one of mine. I like that your first point, social media is a huge time waster! Getting notifications can be very distracting.

    Lennae xxx
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  • I love #4. Sometimes a plan doesn’t come together in the sequence that you expect it to. All that matters is that you are keeping your eye on the ball and moving toward your goal. And sometimes, a veering path can take you to the most wonderful places and even better ends.

  • Pauline Brandt

    Love this post! You’re absolutely right – the path to success sometimes meanders… :) x

  • I could not agree any less… The first point: UNNECESSARY NOTIFICATIONS really really slows down my work, it is just sooooo annoying!