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Eight Things Successful People Never Waste Time Doing
From time to time, we get ourselves involved in activities that do not contribute to our greatest success or happiness. We’re all looking to be successful in life, but sometimes we are wasting our time doing things that are holding us back from reaching our full potential. And, often, we don’t recognize those things until someone points them out.
It is important to analyze how we spend our days, hour by hour, and regularly look for ways to work smarter, ways to eliminate time-wasters. So, here are eight things that productive, successful people never waste their time doing:
Number 1: Productive, successful people don’t get sucked into social media. Being on social media is part of everyday life. But if you don’t control how much time you spend on it, the hours will fly by and you won’t have accomplished anything on your to-do list.
Number 2: Productive, successful people don’t go through the day without a plan. Successful people have a purpose, a laser-focused plan of things they want to achieve on a particular day. Write down your top two or three priorities to accomplish each day.
Number 3: Productive, successful people don’t do emotionally draining activities. Productive people don’t waste their time on things that emotionally drain them. Before committing to activities on your schedule, be sure the activity will positively add to your life. It’s OK to say no to requests for your time.
Number 4: Productive, successful people don’t worry about things they can’t control. Successful people realize that worrying gets you absolutely nowhere in life. So, turn your thoughts to action-based activities. Focus on things you can get done.
Number 5: Productive, successful people don’t hang out with negative people. It is said that you are the average of the five people you spend the most time with. So if you want to be your best, you have to surround yourself with the best people. Be sure to eliminate negative, toxic energy around you. If you want to soar in life, you need to unload what is weighing you down.
Number 6: Productive, successful people don’t dwell on past mistakes. Successful people make mistakes. The key to being successful in life is not making the same mistake twice, learning and growing from mistakes, and becoming a better person because of them. Focus on what you have learned and design a strategy to positively move forward from it.
Number 7: Productive, successful people don’t focus on what other people are doing. Be inspired by others, but focus your mindset to only compete with the most important person: yourself.
Number 8: Productive, successful people don’t put themselves last in priority. For long-term success and happiness, you must put yourself first on the priority list. Some ways to do this is to kick start your day by doing something you love to do. Because when you start off your day doing something you love and that is good for you, you’ll feel happy, focused and strong the rest of the day.
Are there things on this list that have been time-wasters for you? Eliminate them so you can step into your best life.
From the article: 8 Things Successful People Never Waste Time Doing by Cynthia Bazin – February 4, 2016 – Success Magazine
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