9 Bad Habits You Need to Get Rid of if You Want to Be a Productive Entrepreneur

29 March 2016

9 Bad Habits You Need to Get Rid of if You Want to Be a Productive Entrepreneur

There are lists and lists of things you should be doing if you want to be successful, but what a lot of people fail to acknowledge are the bad habits keeping entrepreneurs from meeting their goals.

Check out this list of 9 bad habits that might be standing in your way of being successful:

1. You stay in your comfort zone

It’s easy to stay in an area where we feel safe, but goals are achieved far outside our comfort zones. If you’re trapped in a habit of resorting back to feeling comfortable, you can’t expect to be successful.

2. You’re not learning new things

Even the most successful entrepreneurs continue to develop their education. If you believe you’ve already learned all there is to know about your industry, you’re only going to fall further and further behind.

3. You’re not asking advice

There is nothing wrong with asking for advice, especially from a mentor, or other expert that has actual, real world experience. However, there is something wrong with not seeking advice when you need it.

4. You get lost in the little details

The details are important, but they’re not worth putting the big picture on hold to perfect and refine. If you consistently find yourself getting lost in the unimportant details of a project, you could be obstructing your success.

5. You don’t accept reality

If you’re unwilling to look at the reality of your situation and circumstance, you won’t be able to create accurate strategies that address the problem. Constantly lying to yourself about existing problems won’t make them go away, it will only make them worse.

6. You follow instead of lead

If you’re ready to be a successful entrepreneur, you are accepting responsibility for your fate and the fate of your business. If you’re content being a follower, you can’t expect to lead your business to victory.

7. You cling to the past

Whether you’re clinging to a memory of triumph or failure, you need to let go of it. Just because you found success in the past doesn’t mean it is waiting in the future, and just because you’ve had a few failures doesn’t mean that’s all there is down the line. When you focus on the future, you’re in control.

8. You still have negative relationships

As an entrepreneur, you need to surround yourself with a positive support group. If there are still negative people or toxic relationships in your life, it’s time to let them go. You don’t have time for it.

9. You don’t ask for feedback

Constructive criticism is what helps anyone develop and grow. If you’re not asking for feedback from clients, mentors, or partners, you will have a harder time determining what is working, what isn’t, and what needs to be changed.

When you let go of bad habits, you clear the path to productivity. If any of these bad habits are still creeping their way into your life, you need to let them go before you can be successful.

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