8 Common Habits That Destroy Your Success

I came across an excellent article by William Arruda on forbes.com

Sometimes we can be our own worst enemy. We do things intentionally or subconsciously that impede rather than advance our success. The first step in eliminating these destructive behaviors is acknowledging them. Here are eight of the most egregious:

1. Confusing busy with productive

“Don’t mistake activity for achievement.”—John Wooden

2. Seeking perfection

“If you look for perfection, you’ll never be content.”—Leo Tolstoy

3. Avoiding risk

“You cannot swim for new horizons until you have courage to lose sight of the shore.”—William Faulkner

4. Letting fear impede progress

“A ship is safe in harbor, but that’s not what ships are for.”—William G.T. Shedd

5. Reacting vs. planning

“Failing to plan is planning to fail.”—Alan Lakein

6. Fixing weaknesses

“Over the years, I’ve learned that a confident person doesn’t concentrate or focus on their weaknesses – they maximize their strengths.”—Joyce Meyer

7. Going it alone

“The power of one, if fearless and focused, is formidable, but the power of many working together is better.” —Gloria Macapagal Arroyo

8. Surrounding yourself with clones

“Strength lies in differences, not in similarities.”—Stephen R. Covey


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