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Do you want to be productive but fear you’re a victim of habits that destroy productivity? For all those go-getters out there, find a way to reduce or rid yourself of these time-consuming and seemingly useless habits:
This may seem a bit hypocritical since I’m CONSTANTLY on twitter and pinterest for my blog, but nonetheless social media has a way of sucking you in so that instead of the quick check-in you were intending, you spend hours looking at random videos and taking pointless buzz feed articles about which type of potato you are.
Hitting the snooze button is the ambitious persons biggest ally. Not for themselves but because it keeps millions of people in bed every day while they are up being productive and creating something new. If you want to succeed, find a way to get the right amount of sleep each night and wake up when your alarm goes off.
Not Setting Frequent Goals
Effective people are goal-oriented and succeed through setting frequent milestones that forge a path towards their end goal. Whether it’s starting a company or taking care of all the little things at home on a Sunday, setting goals will help guarantee you get things done.
It’s okay to admit that you don’t know something. Just don’t let yourself continue that ignorance on a topic that affects you. If you don’t educate yourself you’ll prescribe to groupthink and that’s dangerous.
Going along with ignorance, the most successful people are constantly reading. Steve Jobs, Michael Dell, Warren Buffett – they read every day. Reading opens your mind to new possibilities and expands your ability to process complex topics.
Going out for a drink is a lot of fun or it can drain you of potential resources for productivity. Loss of valuable, quality sleep. Waste of hard-earned money. Going out too often can derail your path to financial freedom or prevent you from being as productive as you could have been.
There’s nothing wrong with watching your favorite TV show or streaming a movie on Netflix. There is something wrong with constantly being a couch potato and doing nothing in your life outside of working but watching endless amounts of shows.
Are you guilty of these? Do you find that reducing how often you do these increases productivity?
-My Strategic Dollar