Berger Leadership Blog

Accountability Mar 17, 2017

12 habits keeping you from success

Bad habits

Being a successful leader comes from a lot of practice and learning new healthy habits. However, it is also about evaluating your current habits and ditching those that do not contribute to your overall success – whether professional or personal.

Inc.com contributor Nicolas Cole lists 12 habits that should be dropped if success is your ultimate goal. His list of habits worth quitting:

  1. Eating a sugar-filled breakfast.
  2. Watching TV in the morning.
  3. Always showing up late.
  4. Hitting the snooze button on the alarm clock.
  5. Not eating lunch.
  6. Saying yes to things you don't actually want to do.
  7. Trying to do too many things at once.
  8. Constantly checking your phone.
  9. Just "hanging out" with people for no real purpose.
  10. Blaming instead of taking accountability.
  11. Staying stuck in the "go" mentality.
  12. Spending unnecessary money.

Cole reminds that when it comes to "achieving success," small wins add up to big victories. To achieve these victories, we need to make room for positive habits by clearing out some bad ones. Any "habit" on this list resonate with you? Any you would add?

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