You will never achieve a high amount of
success in life if you seek approval with everything you do and every decision
you make. You can’t be a leader, manager, or very successful without
confidently making decisions for yourself. Being too concerned about this can
also cause you to lose focus in moments when it really counts, like job
It can cause you to be so concerned about what
they’re going to say next that you inadvertently tune them out, missing the
last thing they said. In order to curb this habit, you need to do your best to
focus on the conversation or task at hand and remind yourself that you can’t
control how others react or seek approval for everything you do.
Blaming others or making excuses for your own
mistakes or behavior is a bad habit that will definitely hinder your overall
success. Employers don’t like to see this behavioral trait and neither do
potential friends. You’ll find it incredibly difficult to achieve success in
your business life as well as your personal life if you continue with the bad
habit of blaming others or making excuses for your own mistakes.
Giving into self-doubt
Self-doubt is the leading killer of dreams and
success. The only sure-fire way to never succeed is to never try. Self-doubt
easily creeps into your thoughts, making you doubt decisions you were
previously confident about, causing you to stall or delay an important and
potentially time-sensitive decision.
More severely, self-doubt can even cause you
to miss out on huge opportunities for your future. Your self-doubt can take
over and keep you from going for certain jobs, performing, and doing things you
If you go into any event thinking it’s going
to be awful, chances are you’re going to have a bad time. The same is true if
you go into something important you have to do with the idea that you will
You may not think that mindset could have such
a large effect on the things you do, but let us assure you, it certainly does.
You can psych yourself out before any major performance, speech, interview,
etc. by convincing yourself that you’re going to do poorly.
Practicing poor listening skills can have an
extremely adverse effect on your future success. Not listening can get you into
trouble in a number of ways, but it can also hinder you from furthering your
career or your life in any way.
If you’re too busy thinking about what you’re
going to say next to hear what someone is saying, tune them out frequently, or
find yourself asking them to repeat what they said most of the time, chances
are people don’t think to highly of you. They won’t want to promote you or
befriend you, hindering both your business success and life success.
Bad habits and destructive behaviors can lead
to a number of problems in our daily lives and, unfortunately, we all have our
fair share of them with which to deal.
Some bad habits are simply annoying, while
others can be detrimental to your future. We hope that, through this list,
we’ve been able to help you identify bad habits that could hinder your overall
success in life.