Want To Be More Successful in 2017? Kill These Bad Habits Now

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Want To Be More Successful in 2017? Kill These Bad Habits Now

By Eric Faria

1.Eliminate your habit of thinking it’s all about you.

People are thinking about themselves and their own problems. Not you. I promise.

It’s not about you. Run on that assumption when dealing with every human interaction in your life, and you’ll be much happier.

2. Kill your habit of multi-tasking.

Do this instead: when attempting to get something off your “to-do” list, shut down everything except what you need to get done.

3. Kill your habit of comparing yourself to everyone.

You will never win this game. There will always be someone smarter, better looking, richer and (seemingly) happier. Always. Focus on yourself, your mindset, your health, the state of your being, and you will win.

4. Kill your habit of complaining.

It’s just not worth it. Be aware of the words that come out of your mouth. They affect you and the people around you.

Speak of good things, and more good things happen. Speak of negative things, and more negative things happen. Simple.

5. Kill your habit of wasting time with negative people.

If they don’t love and support you, get rid of them. You don’t have to shout, kick and scream. Just stop being available to them. They won’t notice. They’re too self-centered to care.

6. Kill your habit of saying “yes.”

You have enough time. You just spend your time doing the wrong things.

Stop saying “yes” to everything. Embrace “no.” Empower “no.” No is your word for 2017. Love it, live it and use it.

7. Kill your habit of self-loathing thoughts & beliefs.

Enough is enough. You are good at what you do. You have it in you. If you can’t silence that voice in your head, begin a regiment of meditation. If you need some quick wins to feel good about yourself, write three things you want to change in 2017. Right now.

Congratulations, you took the first step. That’s what you’re looking for. Keep doing that, and you’ll break that habit and create a new one, a habit where you actually get things done.

8. Kill your habit of underachieving.

You’re better than this. The only thing stopping you is you. Not your family, not your bank account.

9. Kill your habit of creating excuses.

While you’re at it, kill the habit of creating “reasons.” They’re just excuses with makeup on.

10. Kill your habit of obsessing over things outside of your control.

Focus your time, energy and resources on improving yourself. You can control everything you put in your body, think about and do. Master yourself and become ruler of your universe.

11. Kill your habit that everything has to be perfect.

It is not happening – ever. Get out of your own way. This is just a form of procrastination, which is a deeper manifestation of your fear.


Eric Faria is an Emotional Intelligence Coach. He has participated in self-development trainings since 2005, using these tools in his professional coaching. He graduated from an International Coach Federation program in January 2014. Eric lives in Connecticut, and in addition to working with private clients, he gives motivational talks. For more information, or to contact him, send an email to eric@ericfaria.com.

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January 14, 2017

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