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8 Things Successful People Don’t Waste Their Time Doing

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8 Things Successful People Don’t Waste Their Time Doing

It is no secret that we live in a fast-paced world, and many of us tend to overload ourselves on a daily basis. This includes everything from spending extra hours at work, to taking on too many extracurricular activities, or even an inability to say ‘no’ to people. Unfortunately, we can sometimes become our own worst enemy when it comes to productivity.

Small time wasters throughout the day can make a big difference in the level of success we achieve. The worst part is, we often do not realize just how much time these activities are taking away from us and indeed our potential success. Needless to say, it is not uncommon for most of us to partake in at least a few activities each day that either leave us feeling unfulfilled, or they take away from our productivity.

However, the people who are most successful in life are typically those who have been able to master time management, and get rid of these ‘time wasters.’ By making sure that you are utilizing every second of your day for something that will help to move you forward, you can feel better about yourself, knowing that every minute that isn’t wasted can help you to achieve new goals, and accomplish even bigger dreams.

Let’s take a look at eight things successful people don’t waste their time doing. By adopting some of these habits, you will be sure to notice the positive change in your day-to-day routine.

 

Successful people don’t…

 

1. Browse Social Media

In a world of Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram, it can be hard to imagine unplugging from social media for a while. But, think about how much time that you spend each day mindlessly scrolling through feeds, checking out someone’s Snapchat story, or liking Instagram photos. Before you know it, you can lose hours of your day in what feels like a short amount of time.

Instead, you can reward yourself with social media after all of the work you want to accomplish for the day is done. Make a plan to stay off completely until you have achieved all of your daily tasks. If that seems too difficult to start out, try limiting your time on social media by setting an alarm for yourself. Gradually, it should become easier to ‘log off.’

 

8 Things Successful People Don’t Waste Their Time Doing

 

2. Go Through the Day Unplanned

Whether you have a detailed list with bullet points and subheadings, or two or three top priorities to complete each day in your daily journal, plan out the details of your day on paper before it even starts. Writing something down means you will be more likely to do it, and think about how good it will feel to cross everything off that list!

Make sure when you are creating your list that you don’t allow it to overwhelm you. Your daily agenda should be achievable, exciting but not stressful.

 

8 Things Successful People Don’t Waste Their Time Doing

 

3. Talk the Talk

Successful people might be dreamers sometimes, but they don’t waste time just ‘talking the talk.’ Some people will talk about an idea or a goal for years, and never take the right steps toward making it happen. Those who want success are more likely to go after it with gusto and take the necessary action. People who are more successful really ‘walk the walk.’

 

4. Become Victims

When something goes wrong in our lives, especially if it interferes with our plans or goals, it can be very easy to blame other people. It is even easier to feel like a victim if you have done everything ‘right,’ and someone else puts a roadblock in front of you. Those who are more successful tend to let a lot of negative experiences with people simply fade away. Dwelling on something negative that happened is more of a hindrance to your goals than it is for the person who may have caused the negative experience in the first place. Don’t become a victim.

 

8 Things Successful People Don’t Waste Their Time Doing

 

5. Become Emotionally Drained

One of the biggest secrets to success from those who have mastered climbing the ladder is to only do things that will add something of value to your life. Jobs, relationships, and extra activities should all be adding something positive to your life and to your goals, not taking something away. If someone asks you to do something, and you don’t feel as though it will have a positive impact on your life, it is okay to say no!

 

6. Sweat the Small Stuff

Successful people tend to focus on what they can do, not what they cannot do. They don’t resist change, and if something doesn’t go their way, they find an alternative route without letting it bring them down, or stop them on their journey.

 

7. Hang Out With the Wrong Crowd

It might seem a bit cliché, but the old adage of surrounding yourself with good company could not be more true. Successful people don’t spend time in circles of individuals who are only going to bring them down or take away from their goals and aspirations. Instead, they become friends with people who have goals of their own, and people who will encourage them to be their best.

 

8 Things Successful People Don’t Waste Their Time Doing

 

8. Compare Themselves to Others

There is a big difference between inspiration and comparison. Many successful people have a role model, mentor or someone that they look up to in their lives. They might even have someone they want to model their career or lifestyle after. However, this can become a problem if you take that admiration and start comparing your own life to someone else. It may start out as something small, such as wishing for the same life of that particular role model. But, these things can quickly spiral out of control, and you might find yourself comparing just about everything you do to others, including friends and family. Successful people are inspired, but they tend to focus on their own plans, goals, and achievements, rather than worrying about someone else’s.

 

The best thing you can do to start on your own pathway to success is to cut out things that waste your time and that take away from the positive state of your life. Use some of these tips to help you to get rid of the time wasters in your life. You just might be surprised at how much more you can accomplish everyday, and the extra productivity boost can give to your career.

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6 Reasons Why You Should Create A Bucket List

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Reasons Why You Should Create A Bucket List

The term ‘bucket list’ has become quite popular in recent years. It has been used in pop culture references and as a casual topic of conversation when someone wants to do something. Chances are, you have heard someone say, “Oh, that’s on my bucket list!” But, a bucket list is more than just a fantasy, an out of reach dream or an excuse to say that you want to do many things, only to never follow through on them.

There are actually many benefits to creating a bucket list, if you just put in the time, the thought and the dedication into it. Making a bucket list is a perfect way to set your life goals and to stay focused on making them a reality. Still not 100% convinced? Let’s take a look at six reasons why you really should create a bucket list. Maybe, by the end of this article, you will be ready to put together one of your very own.

1. It Gives You a Purpose

While putting together a bucket list won’t tell you what the meaning of your life is, it can help to give you a purpose to your life. A bucket list should be more about the major goals that you have for yourself, rather than a bunch of fun little things that you might want to do. A bucket list gives you something to get out of life and allows you to stay focused while you are doing it.

Have you ever been bored, wondering what you’re going to do this weekend to fill up your free time? A bucket list can give you that answer, encouraging you to always work towards the things that you truly want to do and experience in life.

2. It Brings Your Goals to Life

As stated above, a bucket list should be about exciting goals that you have for yourself. But, it is also an opportunity to hone in on those goals. Many people have ambitions and even make goals or resolutions for themselves each year only to be forgotten a few days later. But, when you have a specific list of goals written down, it can help to make you more motivated and focused to achieve them.

Goals are incredibly important to have, and the fact that your bucket list can make those goals clearer and more tangible is really important.

3. You Will Create Lasting Memories

Memories are one of life’s greatest treasures. As you start to accomplish the things on your bucket list, you will also be making wonderful memories each time. Since you are doing the things you really want to do, those memories will bring you comfort, a sense of achievement and give you something positive to look back on and share with others.

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4. It Will Pull You Forward

Have you ever been in a “funk” in life, or maybe you have had bouts of feeling down or depressed that have kept you from doing the things you typically enjoy? No one wants to stay in that kind of mindset for long. Because a bucket list can help to give you a sense of purpose, it can also give you the motivation to pull yourself out of a funk. It can call you to do something new, something different, or something that even challenges you. Sometimes, that’s all a person needs to be pulled out of a tired or depressed state.

Additionally, doing something on your bucket list will help to distract you for a while. That can be a great solution for someone who has anxiety or tends to focus too much on the negative things in life. Sometimes, a distraction can be a welcomed reprieve.

5. You Will Experience Life-Long Learning

When you commit yourself to having new experiences, you are also committing yourself to learning something new. So many people think that learning stops when you finish school, but you can learn so much more simply by living and trying more new things throughout your life. People who embrace this type of lifestyle are called “lifelong learners”. The reality is this; you will never be able to learn everything there is to know. But, because all of us have such a short time on this planet to figure things out, the more experiences we participate in, the more that we will learn and grow. Not only can a bucket list help you to learn things about different cultures, skills, situations, people and personalities.

It can also help you to learn more about yourself. Closing your mind off to the idea of lifelong learning will cause you to become stagnant with your thoughts and your growth. As a human being, you should have a desire to continue to grow and achieve as much as you possibly can throughout your life. Working through your bucket list can help you to achieve that.

Bucket List For Life long Learning

6. You Will Never Run Out of Things to Do

If you sit down to make a bucket list, you might write down anywhere from 10-100 things that you really want to do. But, it doesn’t have to stop there. Chances are, as you start to work through some of the things on your list, you will come up with more ideas.

Experiencing new things, and even challenging things, is a great way to get inspired and motivated to continue on that trend. A bucket list can truly be never-ending as you come up with more exciting new ideas and goals for yourself.

Building Your Bucket List and Bettering Your Life

There are so many additional reasons why you should create a bucket list for yourself. Remember, a bucket list is a very personal thing, and the experiences you put on the list should be things that you truly want to do or accomplish. Don’t make them  so unrealistic that you will never plan on committing to. Instead, promise yourself that you will immerse yourself in those experiences.

A bucket list might be something you create to accomplish things before you pass on, but in creating one and diving into new experiences, there is a good chance you will feel more alive than ever!

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Self-care is a term that gets thrown around a lot lately, to the point where it’s easy to ignore or blow it off as some kind of “buzz word”. But, it’s so much more than that, and when you are willing to take self-care seriously, you might just start to see how much easier it will be to get through each day. (more…)

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It is easy for people to speculate and debate about the most important things in life. You have probably heard that “the best things in life are free” or that “love is all you need”, but what about what are the most important? What do you really need in this life in order to find contentment and fulfillment? (more…)

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