Many people have a to-do list. They look through it everyday and the list keeps them going. The things to do may be simple and routine by writing them down and going through the list everyday helps you remember what you should do. Many people are so caught up in what they should be doing that they forget that there are many things they shouldn’t be doing. Again, these may seem small and insignificant but they have the potential of make a HUGE difference.
Here are a few such things for you to steer clear of:
Put Your Cell Phone Away While Talking to Someone
Cell phones have actually spoilt us. Since we always have them at hand, we have this annoying habit of checking them all the time regardless of where we are.
We all do it. We all tend to check out phone while talking to someone. It is the single most annoying thing you could do! You really won’t realize what a bad habit it is unless someone does it to you. Or may be you had it done and you got really irritated? Likely. Then why do you do it?
If you want to be that guy that people adore, if you want to be the person that people love having a conversation with, don’t touch your cell phone when you talk to others. Basic etiquette.
You may have learnt overtime that multitasking is a great thing and you have to do it in order to be successful. In one way, that statement makes sense but there are situations when multitasking is a bad thing.
One such situation is a meeting. Meetings require your complete attention and focus. You should not try doing something else during a meeting. If you stay focused, you will learn so much about the particular topic that you will amaze yourself. Then you will be able to provide insightful feedback, which will amaze the others.
The smartest people in a meeting are those who pay complete attention.
Don’t Waste Time Thinking About People who Play No Role in your Life
I mean, why would you think about such people when you have SO many other things to shift your focus to?
Your attention should be directed upon people who deserve it. These people include your family, your employees, and your friends. Give them what they seek and you will be very successful.
Thinking about others will only make you waste valuable time.
These are the three things that you should stop immediately in order to succeed professionally and personally.
Along with knowing what to do, it is important to understand what not to do. Multitasking during a meeting, handling your phone during a conversation, and wasting time pondering on people who hold no importance in your life are classified as bad habits. Eradicate them from your life and you will be happy! Happiness is a huge step towards success.