I know you want to be successful, rich, and famous and you also like to blame others for your failures but next time when you are about to blame your company, coworkers, stars, family and circumstances first take a look in the mirror because you might find that your own bad habits are actually the culprits holding you back from the life you have always dreamt about.
“We are what we repeatedly do. Excellence then, is not an act but a habit”
Your habits decide whether you will be successful or not. If you are willing to overcome your bad habits then you can get whatever you want in your life.
In this article, I am going to tell you about the 4 bad habits that prevent you from being successful in life and I will also tell you how to overcome those bad habits.
Do you love to procrastinate? Do you sleep a lot and lay idle on your sofa for the most of your day. Do you waste your precious time thinking that time is a useless commodity? Do you have a lot of work on your hands but your habit of laziness is preventing you from completing your work. Have you started a new work, but due to laziness, you quit it in between?
If all this happens with you then you are one of the many people who are suffering from the deadly habit: ‘laziness’.
If you want to be successful in life then first of all, quit your habit of laziness. It is very difficult to get rid of your laziness unless you force yourself to take action. Laziness is a grave problem and it can be the key hindrance in your success, if you do not take solid actions to overcome it.
“Don’t let your dreams be handicapped by laziness”
– Bhavpreet Soni
2. Porn Addiction:
Porn and masturbation lead to utter time and energy wastage, and it also imputes your soul and mind. You can invest this time and energy in many other productive activities. Porn websites make money in billions by destroying your career and life. Porn addiction not only kills your time but it also kills your drive and motivation. It distracts you from your goals and ultimately it takes you away from your success, it is up to you to decide whether you want to quit porn or quit your dreams.
“If you can quit porn for a day then you can quit it for a lifetime”
3. Social media Addiction:
In a single day, this is the number of times an average person checks the following applications whether it be on their phone, tablet, or laptop:
- Facebook: 9
- LinkedIn: 5
- Whatsapp: 20
- Instagram: 4
- Total social media intractions: 38
Also, an average person spends 5 minutes everytime he/she checks one of these social media platforms:
Now let’s do some math-
Total time spend on social media sites by an average person
= 38 x 5 minutes per day
= 190 minutes per day
= 3.167 hours per day
=1156 hours every year
=48 days every year
This calculation shows how much of your precious time and energy you are wasting on social media. You waste your time checking silly messages, videos and pictures of hot girls. If you are addicted to porn then these images only add fuel to the fire. You waste a lot of your precious time on social media which is a significant threat to your success. Just imagine how much you could have learned if you would have put these 48 days doing something productive.
“The number of “followers” you have do not make you better than anyone else. Hitler had 12 million, Jesus had 12″
Never do something that will make you regret in the future and never let your ‘Fear of failure’ stop you from trying because mistakes and failures will give you experiences and bad people will give you lessons, the point is that there is always something that you can learn from your mistakes or failures. Some people don’t take risks in life, and then they regret later. Remember, on your death bed you will not regret the things that you have done wrong but the things that you have not done because of your fear of failure.
I don’t know who you are but I know one thing that you have a dream inside you and you have the potential to fulfill your dream but you are scared to go for your dream because of your fear of failure. I just want to say that death is a bitter truth of life. One day all of us have to die. You have to decide whether you want to die with regrets or achievements, the choice is yours.
“Regrets are meaningless. You can’t change yesterday or tomorrow. You can change only this present moment”
Now you know the 4 habits that are preventing you from being successful in life. If you want to be highly successful and fulfill all your dreams then you must avoid these bad habits. Everyone in this world has some bad habits but the successful ones are those who overcome theirs’. I know breaking bad habits will take time and efforts. Most of the times you will fail but if you are persistent enough then I am sure you will break them and when you do success will only be one step away.
“A change in bad habits leads to a change in life”
Watch this motivational video in which Judson Brewer is providing some tips on how to break bad habits.