7 Habits Successful People Give Up To Increase Productivity

7 Habits Successful People Give Up To Increase Productivity

Productivity is what generates results whether it’s in the form monetary, physical or mentally. Successful people are very good at being productive – especially in the area that they need to be, they know how to make use of their time and they do it effectively.

There are certain habits that we as humans possess and some of them are toxic to our business and growth.  In this blog post I will outline the 7 habits that successful people give up to increase productivity and if you are struggling to be productive in your area of speciality, I highly recommend you read this blog post till the end.

Hopefully these 7 points will help you with your business in some shape of form.

  1. Successful people give up being comfortable in their comfort zone

The definition of comfort zone means “a situation where one feels safe or is at ease”. Being comfortable as an entrepreneur is like standing in the middle of the road waiting to be hit by a truck – you are literally dead (a bit dramatic? Ha ha).

Entrepreneurs take risks. The higher the risk the more rewarding it is and if you aren’t taking risk, you are in that comfort zone. In order to grow you need to try new things and expand your horizon.

Once you become confortable that’s when the real problem begins and if building a massive down line in your organisation is your priority and you become comfortable, chances are your down line will also become comfortable – “monkey see, monkey do”

  1. Successful people invest in themselves

There is a common trend with every successful entrepreneur – they are constantly learning, investing and educating themselves! Successful people expand on the knowledge that they currently have and invest more in their weakness. They learn from others who are more experienced in that particular field that they are weaker at.

Every successful person that I come across has one thing in common – they are constantly seeking new knowledge and expanding their mind. Just because you know it already doesn’t mean you should stop learning.

The world is evolving. Technology and resources are changing every second and in order for you to stay in the game, you need to invest in your education so that you can stay up to date with the changes and provide more valuable content to the market place.

  1. Successful people refrain from multitasking

Have you ever been able to successfully complete one thing whilst multitasking? If you answered NO, you are right and if you answered YES, how productive were you? Being a jack of all trades and a master of none will not give you the success that you want.

One of the biggest problems I see with people at the gym is exercising on the cardio machine and reading a book or the newspaper at the same time. How does one focus on producing the best workout to burn the most amounts of calories when their mind is located somewhere else? Instead, they should be focusing on getting the work done, burn as many calories as possible and then finding a quiet place to do their reading.

My point is, multitasking reduces your productivity level and by multitasking, you are limiting your ability to fully focus on one specific task – which means your outcome will be murky.

Successful people focus on one specific task and they do this task to the best of their ability without any interruptions. Now some people look at multitasking as a skill – but rest assure that this skill does not benefit you in any way other than convincing the subconscious mind that you are being productive.

  1. Successful people do not just follow other leaders

There are 2 types of people in this world and they are leaders and followers. 90% of the population in this world are followers. If you want to be successful your first point should be to follow a leader, emulate their success and take action so that you can create your own success and then lead the pack.

  1. Successful people don’t let the past dictate their future

Your past can either haunt you or help you. Successful people use their past failures not only to motivate them but also as a learning curve. Most people dwell on their past which hinders their productivity level. The past is something you can’t change and shouldn’t change and the reason being is because it has moulded you into the person you are today – learn to appreciate where you’ve come from.

  1. Successful people don’t hang around negative people

Negative people are dream stealers and most of the time they envy what you have or trying to become. Jole Osteen once said “you cannot expect to live a positive life if you hang out with negative people”.

Successful people are constantly devouring into personal development so that they can manifest a positive mind. If you have a negative mindset then life will reward you will negative outcomes. Use the analogy of a boomerang, if you are throwing negative energy waves into the world, you will get a negative feedback.

  1. Successful people ask for feedback and they don’t procrastinate

Procrastination kills productivity – period. It is hard to no procrastinate especially if you have a lot of things going on in your life. This is why it’s so important that you switch off mobile phones and any other devices that will potentially distract you. Remove yourself from an environment that has a lot of noises so that you can focus on what needs to be done. Blocking out timeslots to get work done is another good way to prioritise your time and minimise procrastination.

However, once you have completed your task, it so important that you get feedback where possible. Feedback is really important as it gives you a different perspective on the things that you are doing right now.

Sometimes you won’t be able to see feedback right away, but when someone gives you feedback, you can see it from there perspective on how they are seeing your work.

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