- Practice the habit of saying “no.”
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 2019. Love it, live it and use it.
- Eliminate 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.
- Eliminate 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 and the state of your being, and you will win.
- Eliminate 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.
- Eliminate 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.
- 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.
- Eliminate your habit of self-loathing thoughts and 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 regimen of meditation. If you need some quick wins to feel good about yourself, write down three things you want to change in 2019. 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 in which you actually get things done.
- Eliminate your habit of underachieving.
You’re better than this. The only thing stopping you is you – not your family, not your bank account.
- Eliminate your habit of creating excuses.
While you’re at it, kill the habit of creating “reasons.” They’re just excuses with makeup on.
- Eliminate 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 the ruler of your universe.
- Eliminate 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 a Communication & Synergy Specialist, Podcaster, Speaker and Columnist. He produces and hosts the TV Show I AM with Eric Faria, available on YouTube. The show is also a podcast on Apple Podcasts and SoundCloud. To schedule your initial consultation with him, send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org.