February 20, 2023 | Eul Basa

5 Lazy Habits Successful People Avoid

Everyone has the potential to be successful. While luck can often play a role in achieving success, most of the work has to come from you. With the right mindset, willpower, and determination, you can realize your goals no matter what challenges come your way. The first step, however, is recognizing any bad habits you may have and seeing opportunities where you can improve. To help you out with this, here are five lazy habits that successful people avoid:

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#1 Not having a plan

Preparedness is one of the keys to success. In fact, successful people often spend a great deal of time formulating a plan and strategizing their approach to a problem or situation. They usually do this well in advance, too. Some people might argue that they function better under pressure and therefore they leave things to the last minute. While this may be true in some cases, it is generally always better to have everything thought out well before a deadline because it minimizes the likelihood of having to scramble at the very last moment. That will just bring you unnecessary stress that you don't need.

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#2 Doing the easy stuff first

Lazy people have the tendency to get the easiest tasks out of the way first so they can focus on the harder tasks later. This is fine as long as you actually stick to the plan; however, this approach can be risky because it opens up an opportunity for you to procrastinate once all that's left is the hard stuff. A successful person might choose to do the harder tasks first, then saving the easier tasks as a sort of "reward" for later. Of course, this is not to say that you can't be successful by doing things the other way around; but doing it this way may increase your likelihood of success because it will help you keep your priorities in check.

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#3 Not using your voice

Successful people know when to say yes and when to say no. They don't let peer pressures influence their decision-making—they stick to their gut, even if it means having to voice a different opinion than a boss or higher-up. Of course, this can be tricky because you don't want to cross lines of respect and be seen as overly assertive. It's important to be well-informed and to think twice over the facts before speaking up. You have a voice and you're meant to use it—just make sure that you do so in a professional and honest manner. Be analytical of the situation and base your decisions on facts, not presumptions.

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#4 Hanging with the wrong crowd

Being successful partly relies on who you surround yourself with. You know what they say: are who we hang out with. For the most part, that's true—we are heavily influenced by the people we interact with and choose to keep around. Successful people often do better when they are surrounded by like-minded people. When you have friends who are passionate and motivated, it may make you more passionate and motivated yourself. The more positivity you immerse yourself in, the more likely you are to be successful in your work and life.

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#5 Lacking self-faith

Successful people have a can-do attitude and believe they are capable of doing a good job. This mentality is so important—if you're constantly pessimistic and down on yourself, you're going to have a hard time accomplishing something. A negative mindset makes a task seem harder to complete when, in reality, it might not even be that bad. The moment you stop believing in yourself, the more difficult everything seems. On the other hand, if you keep a positive outlook and trust in yourself, you'll be more equipped to face things head-on. You might even end up surprising yourself in the long-run.

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